NOTTINGHAM Forest manager Martin O'Neil reacted to the 2-1 defeat given to his side at the hands of Blackburn Rovers.

Mowbray's men took the lead through Joe Rothwell and Danny Graham before Ryan Yates got a goal back in the second half.

O'Neil highlighted how he wants to address things in the summer.

"There are a number of areas to address in the summer. But you talk about Nottingham Forest and it is a lovely club; a great club," said O'Neill

"We have not been in the top flight for 20 years and I do not want this to be symptomatic of things.

"The play-offs are a distance away and we cannot talk about that any more. Now we will see what we have about us. Everyone will get a chance to show what they can do and we will get ready for next season.

"I would not like to see the players who have natural ability go to other clubs.

"We have to supplement that with some players who can help this club achieve what it should be."

Forest's main Achilles heel was an obvious one - with Grabban's failure to find the net, when he took an age to shoot when he had a clear sight of goal, perfectly summing up their afternoon.

"We had glorious chances today and spurned them all, apart from one, obviously," said O'Neill. "It is disappointing and we have paid the penalty.

"Blackburn score with their first opportunity on goal - but the game should have been out of reach.

"I don't want to sound like a scratched record; I do not want to be having the same conversation for all eternity.

"You are spot on, ruthlessness in both boxes is so important. With the chances we created, we could have won a number of games.

"They were really good chances, but we spurned the lot of them. It is poor on our part."