Nottingham Forest's play-off hopes suffered a hit last night as they lost at home to Aston Villa.
Forest lost 3-1, missing a chance to go level on points with rivals Derby in sixth place.
Martin O'Neill's side are still in the mix, but are in 10th position, with Villa now overtaking them along with Preston North End.
Forest midfielder Pele was among the starters.
He sent a message to fans reflecting on the loss. He has vowed to help get his side back on track.
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Villa are in form and it is a competitive division so there is no shame in losing to them, only disappointment.
The league table can quickly change and Forest are in the mix. They need to bounce back immediately.
A win before the international break would go a long way, and Forest face an away trip to struggling Ipswich Town this weekend.
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