Burnley's Jay Rodriguez headed a goal in each half to send Nottingham Forest to a sixth straight defeat.

Rodriguez opened the scoring with a close-range header from Kieran Trippier's cross after three minutes.

Having missed a penalty, awarded for Garath McCleary's foul on Ben Mee, Rodriguez then headed his second from another Trippier cross.

On-loan Wolves man Adlene Guedioura went closest for the hosts but fired straight at Burnley keeper Lee Camp.

Rodriguez, given his first professional contract by Forest boss Steve Cotterill when he was in charge at Burnley, has now managed 16 goals in all competitions, while Forest - 23rd in the table - have not scored at the City Ground since 19 November.

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Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It's difficult times at the moment, very difficult times. It's very difficult when you have to have a makeshift back four, and to get off to that sort of start makes it an uphill battle.

"Jay Rodriguez is a young boy who I know very, very well, and he is very, very good in the box.

"Now we've got a couple of loan signings we can bring in. One's a good young player and Danny Higginbotham will come in with good experience and good leadership skills. So the team's going to change around again.

"We needed this two months ago but we didn't have the money. That's what's made it a prolonged and painful time."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Nott'm Forest

  • 01 Camp
  • 16 Gunter
  • 27 Moloney (Reid - 81' )
  • 33 Lynch
  • 44 Lascelles
  • 07 Anderson
  • 10 McGugan (Blackstock - 59' )
  • 19 Moussi
  • 22 Guedioura
  • 09 Miller (Tudgay - 59' )
  • 12 McCleary

Substitutes

  • 21 Smith
  • 11 Reid
  • 18 Harewood
  • 20 Tudgay
  • 23 Blackstock

Burnley

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Trippier
  • 04 Duff
  • 15 Edgar
  • 36 Mee
  • 06 McCann
  • 08 Marney
  • 19 McQuoid (Bartley - 73' )
  • 26 Treacy (Wallace - 28' )
  • 09 Rodriguez
  • 23 Austin (Hines - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Jensen
  • 24 Easton
  • 07 Wallace
  • 20 Bartley
  • 16 Hines
Ref: Naylor
Att: 23,147

Match Stats

Shots

9 6

On target

4 3

Corners

7 5

Fouls

13 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:50 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:38

Foul by Adlene Guedioura on Marvin Bartley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.

90:00 +0:36

Ross Wallace takes a shot.

90:00 +0:36 Substitution

Substitution Zavon Hines is brought on as a substitute for Charlie Austin.

90:00 +0:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Lynch on Charlie Austin.

87:32

Marvin Bartley produces a drilled left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

85:47

Paul Anderson takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

83:28

Marvin Bartley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marcus Tudgay. Andy Reid has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

80:34 Substitution

Substitution Andy Reid is brought on as a substitute for Brendan Moloney.

79:54

Unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Jay Rodriguez results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.

78:18

Garath McCleary takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.

75:18

Chris Gunter is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Grant.

72:51 Substitution

Substitution Marvin Bartley replaces Josh McQuoid.

72:02

Dexter Blackstock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris McCann. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Duff.

70:37

Foul by David Edgar on Dexter Blackstock, free kick awarded. Garath McCleary delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Michael Duff.

66:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Anderson on Kieran Trippier. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.

63:48

Assist by Kieran Trippier.

63:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Jay Rodriguez - Nott'm For 0 - 2 Burnley Jay Rodriguez finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Nottm Forest 0-2 Burnley.

63:45

Centre by Kieran Trippier,

60:44

The ball is sent over by Garath McCleary.

59:25

Joel Lynch fouled by Jay Rodriguez, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Camp takes the indirect free kick.

58:11 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Tudgay joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ishmael Miller.

58:11 Substitution

Substitution Dexter Blackstock comes on in place of Lewis McGugan.

55:03 Penalty

Penalty missed by Jay Rodriguez.

55:03

Penalty awarded for a foul by Garath McCleary on Ben Mee.

49:02

Foul by Adlene Guedioura on Ross Wallace, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Ross Wallace from the free kick.

48:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Guy Moussi on Chris McCann. Free kick taken by Chris McCann.

48:13

Jay Rodriguez produces a cross, blocked by Joel Lynch. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace from the right by-line.

47:23

Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace, save made by Lee Camp.

45:56

Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line, clearance made by Joel Lynch.

45:13

Foul by Joel Lynch on Chris McCann, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ross Wallace from left wing, clearance made by Joel Lynch.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:16 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

44:24

Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line, save made by Lee Grant.

43:56

Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan, Michael Duff makes a clearance.

43:49

Lewis McGugan sends in a cross, blocked by David Edgar.

42:51

Jamaal Lascelles challenges Charlie Austin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Mee.

41:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lewis McGugan by Dean Marney. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Lewis McGugan from right channel, David Edgar makes a clearance.

40:05

The official flags Charlie Austin offside. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

37:44

Paul Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Trippier. Kieran Trippier restarts play with the free kick.

33:01

A cross is delivered by Garath McCleary, Lee Grant makes a save.

31:53

Joel Lynch concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Austin. Kieran Trippier restarts play with the free kick.

31:00

Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan, Jamaal Lascelles has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.

30:43

Paul Anderson delivers the ball, blocked by Michael Duff.

29:17

Chris McCann produces a cross, save made by Lee Camp.

28:48

Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace to the near post, clearance by Ishmael Miller.

28:37

The ball is sent over by Josh McQuoid, blocked by Guy Moussi.

27:14 Substitution

Substitution Ross Wallace comes on in place of Keith Treacy.

26:04

Adlene Guedioura takes a shot from 20 yards. Save made by Lee Grant.

18:00

Shot by Keith Treacy. Save by Lee Camp.

16:56

The ball is swung over by Kieran Trippier, Chris Gunter manages to make a clearance.

14:19

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line, Close range header by Ishmael Miller goes wide of the left-hand post.

14:10

The ball is delivered by Garath McCleary, blocked by Chris McCann.

13:07

Ishmael Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Duff. Michael Duff restarts play with the free kick.

12:36

Dean Marney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guy Moussi. Free kick taken by Jamaal Lascelles.

10:05

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line, clearance made by Michael Duff.

9:38

Lewis McGugan takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Mee.

8:30

Short corner taken by Keith Treacy.

8:02

Volleyed right-footed shot by Adlene Guedioura. Save by Lee Grant.

7:45

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line.

7:26

Brendan Moloney crosses the ball.

6:31

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line to the near post, David Edgar manages to make a clearance.

6:14

Shot by Ishmael Miller. Blocked by David Edgar.

5:26

Ishmael Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris McCann. Michael Duff restarts play with the free kick.

3:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Mee on Garath McCleary. Lewis McGugan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save made by Lee Grant.

2:07

Assist on the goal came from Kieran Trippier.

2:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Jay Rodriguez - Nott'm For 0 - 1 Burnley Jay Rodriguez finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Nottm Forest 0-1 Burnley.

2:02

Kieran Trippier delivers the ball,

0:00

The game begins.

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