LEEDS boss Thomas Christiansen rued missed chances as his side were held to a 0-0 Elland Road draw by managerless Nottingham Forest.

Leeds dominated the clash but could not force home their advantage and missed the chance to close the gap on the automatic promotion places.

Christiansen said: "Clearly that's two points we've dropped.

"We didn't deserve to win the game on Saturday (against Birmingham). We didn't deserve to get anything that day, but here we did almost everything to get the victory. It seemed like there was a wall inside their goal at times.

"We created some big opportunities to score, but on this day unfortunately we've only done enough to get the one point.

"Credit to Nottingham Forest. They have been in a difficult situation recently, but they put in a good performance.

"They took what they came for and that was a point.

"For us it's not enough of course, but we have to move on to the next game now."

Forest defender Kieran Dowell cleared Pontus Jansson's goalbound header off the line early in the game, with Kemar Roofe scooping the rebound over the crossbar from inside the six-yard box.

In the second period, Leeds frontman Roofe was unmarked 15 yards from goal but could only sidefoot a shot against the crossbar.

Forest's Ben Osborn fired in from distance only to be denied by a terrific diving save from Felix Wiedwald.

The German keeper was then called upon to make a super save to keep out Dowell's drive.

Forest played their first game since sacking Mark Warburton and had Gary Brazil in caretaker charge for a third time.

He admitted he was merely 'helping out' the club again and would not state whether he wanted the job permanently, but he did praise his players as they had to dig in hard to earn a share of the spoils.

Brazil said: "Under the circumstances I couldn't have asked for any more from the players.

"They showed a real appetite to play for this club and a great attitude overall. I couldn't fault any of them.

"Jordan Smith made a couple of fantastic saves, but I'm really proud of all the players. This result has given the team a nice foundation to build on.

"The players have shown that they have got what it takes to go out and compete." They now need to take that opportunity to go out there and play like that.

"It is time for this club to move on now.

"The players have to be professional in their approach. It's time for them to step up now.

"They all need to show a reaction and prove that they want and deserve a place in the team."