Nottingham Forest were beaten 2-1 by Huddersfield Town to make it five without a win for the Reds.
Goals from Christian Schindler and Steve Mounie had the Terriers two goals to the good. Joe Worrall pulled one back with 15 minutes remaining but an equaliser proved elusive.
Boss Sabri Lamouchi is left with something of a headache to rediscover a winning formula.
The beauty of the Christmas period, however, is that games do come thick and fast with plenty of points up for grabs.
Following the latest defeat, Nottingham Forest News looked at the players’ performances and rated them out of 10:
Brice Samba – 6
Another afternoon where the goalkeeper didn’t do much other than picking the ball out of the goal.
Matty Cash – 6
Got forward well but was somewhat suspect defensively on a rare off-day.
Joe Worrall – 6
Not another good afternoon for the Forest defender, although he did pull a goal back for the Reds.
Tobias Figueiredo – 6
A decent showing from the Portuguese enforcer who looks to be one of Forest’s better central defenders when in form.
Chema Rodriguez – 5
Was tried at left-back for the first time and looked somewhat out of place.
Ben Watson – 5
Looked jaded and a rest over the Christmas period wouldn’t be the worst scenario for yesterday’s captain.
Samba Sow – 6
The battering ram of a midfielder did help Forest in the engine room. He couldn’t, however, make Forest competent from set-pieces.
Tiago Silva – 5
The Portuguese playmaker didn’t enjoy his best afternoon, with the game largely passing him by.
Joe Lolley – 7
Forest’s best player on an otherwise difficult afternoon for Sabri Lamouchi’s team. Lolley fizzed the corner in for Worrall to head the Reds back into the contest.
Shola Ameobi – 4
Largely frustrating and was subbed in the second half. Ameobi is occasionally brilliant but often loses control of possession.
Lewis Grabban – 6
Once again fed off scraps and the sooner Forest find a way to get the ball into Grabban more frequently the better.