Nottingham Forest deputy manager David Kelly felt his side missed Billy Davies' presence in the dugout as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at struggling Barnsley in the Sky Bet Championship.
Dale Jennings scored his first goal for Barnsley as they beat Nottingham Forest 1-0 in the Sky Bet Championship at Oakwell on Saturday.
Barnsley midfielder Jim O'Brien is expected to return to the squad for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Nottingham Forest at Oakwell.
Nottingham Forest have been dealt a further injury blow with the news that defender Eric Lichaj will be out for at least a month.
Nottingham Forest have announced losses of £17.1million for the last financial year, meaning the club could struggle to adhere to Financial Fair Play rules this season.
Nottingham Forest manager Billy Davies has been banned from the touchline for five matches and fined for improper conduct.
Manager Uwe Rosler has told his Wigan side to set their sights high as they look to maintain their play-off push.
Injury-hit Nottingham Forest eventually succumbed 4-1 to Championship promotion rivals Wigan at the City Ground.