Luton Town drew 1-1 against Nottingham Forest after Glen Rea scored at both ends, despite the away side playing over half the match with 10 men.

The home side struck first through Rea, who scored his first goal for Luton in two years, before Forest then had Nicolas Ioannou sent off late in the first half.

But Rea turned the ball past his own keeper Simon Sluga in the second half, with neither side able to find a winner.

The result means Luton are now on a run of 1 win from 4 as they failed to pick up back-to-back wins following the weekend’s win at Sheffield Wednesday, although they do get points on the board at home after losing to Stoke in their last home outing, and they remain in the top half.

The Hatters had James Collins back after his recovery from coronavirus, and the Irish striker was involved in the game’s first major chance, as the striker had a shot blocked by Scott McKenna, with the referee ignoring claims it struck the Scot’s hand.

Luton opened the scoring on 22 minutes, when Rea turned in the second ball after Nottingham Forest failed to fully clear a home side corner. It was Rea’s first goal since October 2018.

The away side then had a player sent off with a minute remaining of the second half, when full-back Ioannou was dismissed for a poor challenge on Martin Crainie.

But despite having a man disadvantage, a reshuffled Forest had the better of the second half and equalised shortly after the hour, after Rea inadvertently deflected Cyrus Christie’s cross into his own net.

Rea could’ve featured on the scoresheet for a third time in the game, as he had an effort blocked at a corner shortly after his own goal.

Both sides would trade late efforts for a winner, with Ryan Yates denied by Sluga moments before Brice Samba tipped away a late Jordan Clark hit, as the two sides ultimately would have nothing to split them at the end.