Tom Huddlestone sent off but Derby share spoils with Nottingham Forest

It will not occupy much space in the chronicles of this 125-year-old fixture but both Nottingham Forest and Derby may be able to take encouragement from a scrappy goalless draw, desperately lacking moments of inspiration, that maintains the status quo. Forest, rooted in mid-table and now six games unbeaten, gave weight to the notion that they are a far steelier proposition under Aitor Karanka; Derby, winless in seven but still just about on course for the play-offs, staved off fears of another late-season slump and were not made to suffer unduly after Tom Huddlestone’s late red card.

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