Assistant boss: Forest fell short

The two sides fought out a 0-0 draw at the City Ground, leaving assistant manager Barlow to say afterwards: "We have frustrated and disappointed ourselves because as management and players we look at the game and everyone feels we have fallen short of an acceptable level.

"You have to give Chesterfield some credit but we are deflated. We were not knocked down because we have come off with a point but we were looking to do much better than that.

"Everyone knows the important thing for us is to address our away form. We have got to start at Colchester on Monday and try to get the kind of result they got against Brentford. "

Chesterfield boss Roy McFarland felt his side were never threatened by the home team.

He said: "I thought we edged it and had the better chances. With a little bit more up front we could have won the game."