Nottingham Forest midfielder Andy Reid says Saturday's 1-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday was 'a fantastic result' for the football club.
Speaking to Forest Player he said: "We came under no illusions of how tough a game it was going to be. We defended brilliantly, we took our chance when it came along, we kept a good team shape and we did the nasty side of the game really well.
"Our team spirit, resilience and togetherness really shone through in the end. Those qualities have got us a fantastic result and we know we're heading in the right direction.
"We know we're not going to be able to play free-flowing football all season but we know we've always got goals in us. That is probably the main difference from last season as well as the extra pace in the side."
The success in South Yorkshire leaves Forest at the top of the Sky Bet Championship heading into the international break and Reid says the players must continue to cultivate the buoyant mood around the club.
He said: "Slowly but surely we're building something. There's a special feeling around the place at the moment and it is up to us to nurture that. All the players have bought into the manager's philosophy.
"We've got off to a fantastic start through hard work and determination. We're getting stronger and better all the time and at the same time, we're picking up positive results along the way."