Last Updated: Sat, 27 Apr 2013 18:04
Greg Halford kept Nottingham Forest's play-off hopes alive with the only goal in his side's 1-0 win over Millwall.
Halford headed home in the eighth minute to score Forest's first goal in four matches and sink the lowly Lions.
The breakthrough came when Andy Reid swung in a corner from the right and the unmarked defender powered in a header from eight yards.
With Millwall on the back foot, Radoslaw Majewski tried his luck from 20 yards and was denied by David Forde at full stretch, before Billy Sharp just failed to force the ball over the line following a goalmouth scramble.
The Lions' run to the FA Cup semi-final has left them with a fixture backlog, so boss Kenny Jackett made five changes from the tiring side beaten by Blackburn in midweek.
His new-look line-up began to find their feet as the first half wore on and they could have had a penalty when Shaun Batt raced through and went down under Elliott Ward's challenge, but referee Kevin Wright ignored the appeals.
James Henry then lobbed inches over an open goal after Karl Darlow had gone walkabout, and the Lions winger also crashed an angled drive into the side-netting.
Forest could have doubled their lead when Reid's curler beat Forde, but not defender Adam Smith on the goal-line.
Forde did better with 10 minutes left with a fine reaction save to deny Marcus Tudgay from point-blank range.
Jackett threw on strikers John Marquis and Andy Keogh in a bid to snatch a point, but it was defender Karleigh Osborne who came closest to an equaliser with a downward header which flew wide.
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