Saturday’s goalless draw against Leeds United was a good point for Nottingham Forest, away from home against an in-form opponent. It kept the gap between Leeds and the Reds to six points while defeat for Brentford at home to Cardiff City cut the gap between the Bees, in the final play-off place, and Dougie Freedman’s side to eight points.
The top five in the division can all be confident of making the play-offs at least as Bournemouth, Middlesbrough, Watford, Derby and Norwich all race for automatic promotion but below them is an interesting scramble for sixth spot.
Forest will take a watching brief on Tuesday night as Brentford (62 points) travel to Blackburn Rovers (on 54 points, the same as the Reds) while Ipswich (61) host Bolton Wanderers and Wolves (59) take on Sheffield Wednesday at Molineux.
If the results go their way then a win at home to Rotherham on Wednesday night will see Freedman’s men make further inroads into the deficit.
The Scot was satisfied with Saturday’s point at Elland Road, saying afterwards: "We have to play Wolves and Brentford, and we can see where we are. We came to Leeds and didn't get beat - an achievement on its own."