Daryl Murphy has an attempt on goal

Match action pictures from Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa

View the best of the action in this online gallery as Nottingham Forest took on Aston Villa at The City Ground on Wednesday night.

The Reds suffered a 3-1 defeat to a strong Villa side making a late charge for the Championship play-offs. Pics by Jez Tighe.

Ryan Yates holds on to possession with two Villa players closing him down
Ryan Yates holds on to possession with two Villa players closing him down
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Pele in possession for Forest
Pele in possession for Forest
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Joe Lolley looks to get on the ball
Joe Lolley looks to get on the ball
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Jack Colback battles for the ball
Jack Colback battles for the ball
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