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Coventry took the lead against Forest through Maxime Biamou but conceded just five minutes later before a second-half own goal from Michael Rose gifted the Reds the points.
It was only a third home defeat of the season for Mark Robins’s side and their first since October, and they now sit four points above the relegation zone in 18th position.
It is representative of what a difference one round of matches can make because if Coventry had beaten Forest, they would have moved up to 14th and sat in mid-table serenity.
However, a defeat to a side just underneath them in the table, as well as wins for Sheffield Wednesday and Rotherham United in midweek, now has the Sky Blues looking nervously over their shoulder again.
Robins’s side have a tricky period ahead too as they face four of the top five in their next five matches, starting with Watford’s trip to the Midlands.
Coventry have only won two of their last 13 meetings with the Hornets and lost 3-2 in the reverse fixture in November.
It was a crazy second half at Vicarage Road as Watford went from winning 1-0 to losing 2-1 and then drawing 2-2 in the space of four minutes, before Ismaila Sarr’s late penalty secured.
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The Hertfordshire side have, typically, changed managers since then and current boss Xisco Munoz has indicated that he will switch up his tactics ahead of the weekend; this comes off the back of a pair of uninspiring results, with the defeat to QPR following a dull 0-0 draw with Millwall.
Defender William Troost-Ekong has said that the clash with Coventry could be “the moment that’s going to change our season” as the Hornets must improve their away form if they want to compete for the automatic promotion spots; they are currently four points behind second place Brentford, who have a game in hand.