Lewis McGugan strike secures fourth consecutive win for Nottingham Forest
A late goal from Lewis McGugan finally broke the resolve of nine-man Ipswich Town and helped Nottingham Forest notch their fourth straight win.
Billy Davies' side moved up into seventh place in the Championship table, just two points behind Brighton in the last of the play-off places, following a 1-0 win.
But they were made to work hard by Mick McCarthy's side, despite the fact that Ipswich played the final 20 minutes with two fewer players.
Lee Martin's red card for an elbow on Henri Lansbury in the 40th minute was followed by another for Richard Stearman, after he collected a second yellow for raising an arm in a challenge with Andy Reid in the 70th minute.
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Ipswich, led by former Forest skipper Luke Chambers, showed impressive resolve, limiting Forest's opportunities.
But substitute McGugan finally ended their resistance in the 84th minute with a driven, low shot that beat Stephen Henderson with the aid of a deflection.