Nottingham Forest captain Henri Lansbury was happy with how The Reds ‘controlled the game’ after a frantic start against Derby last night.
Lansbury returned to the side after suspension and saw Nelson Oliveira fire Forest into the lead on five minutes.
Derby were restricted to very few opportunities to equalise, with Forest in the ascendancy for large parts of the game.
And Lansbury believes the result went the right way, with the fans playing a significant part in the victory.
He said: “They dug us through it. They’ve been great all the way through this run. Obviously we wanted to keep a clean sheet. They helped us do that.
“Derby are a dangerous side, we knew that. But we started well and I think we controlled the game.
“I think the boys thoroughly deserved it.”
Forest now head into the international break, which ends with a trip to Brentford on 21 November.
And Lansbury hopes last night’s win will mark the start of a strong run.
He said: “It’s been a bit of a tough spell but we’ve come out the other end of it now.
“The boys have been performing well during recent weeks but it just hasn’t been falling for us.
“We’ve got to take the positives out of this and even from the games we haven’t won, build a platform and go from there.”