Nottingham Forest's Under 21s fell to a narrow defeat against their in-form Huddersfield counterparts in a Premier League Cup qualifier yesterday.Ronan Coughlan's goal handed the home side their seventh consecutive win and denied Forest a spot in the first round proper.
The goal came at the end of a first half in which Dimitar Evtimov was required to make some strong saves. With three minutes to go until the break the Bulgarian was beaten as Coughlan scored on the rebound after seeing his header saved.
It was Oliver Burke's turn to be denied a headed goal as Forest searched for a second-half equaliser at the John Smith's Stadium.
But The Reds were unable to find the net as Huddersfield progressed with a 1-0 victory.
Forest: Evtimov, Gabriel, Worrall, Iacovitti, Kelly, O.Burke, Riera (Cash 45'), Yates, Petravicius (Thomas 45'), Thorne, Walker