Chris Cohen's fortunate strike gave Nottingham Forest a much-needed 2-1 win to damage the npower Championship promotion hopes of midlands rivals Coventry.
The Sky Blues took the lead when Forest centre-half Luke Chambers headed into his own net, but responded well to level in fine style through Radoslaw Majewski.
Cohen then scored with a free-kick which crept in to give Forest a victory which their overall display deserved.
Manager Billy Davies stated after the draw at Watford at the weekend that his players were not good enough to be a top-six side, but after a disciplined performance they remain in the hunt.
Aidy Boothroyd's visitors had their moments but could not find a way back into the game in the closing stages.
Coventry striker Marlon King made just his second start since his release from prison and had a final effort saved by Lee Camp but Forest held on to see out the win which lifts them to within a point of Coventry and the play-offs.