Sean O’Driscoll felt his Nottingham Forest side got exactly what they deserved at Ipswich.The Reds’ four-match unbeaten run came to an abrupt end as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Portman Road.
Dexter Blackstock provided the only bright spot for Forest as he cancelled out Guirane N’Daw’s first half opener.
But Ipswich came roaring back with goals from Luke Hyam and Daryl Murphy to consign Forest to only their second away defeat of the season.
O’Driscoll said: “Sometimes scorelines aren’t accurate reflections of a game but that wasn’t the case tonight. We didn’t deserve anything.
“That’s the Championship. You tell players not to take anything for granted but maybe after 10 games they stop believing you. That will be a real wake-up call for everybody.
“We didn’t start well and got progressively worse.”
O’Driscoll also revealed that Simon Cox could be out for two months with the injury he sustained against Wolves.
Scans showed that a ligament has become detached from a bone in the striker’s left foot and, in the process, has dislodged a flake of bone.
O’Driscoll said: “It doesn’t need surgery but he will have to be none weight bearing for at least two weeks.
“Then they will X-ray it again to see if it’s healing. If it is then there will be no more intervention and it will just be a question of time.
“If it isn’t healing they will probably have to pin it or staple it but we should know more in two weeks.
“We’ll put a two-month timeline on it but if we get him back before then we’ll be delighted.”