Jack Colback felt Nottingham Forest created the better chances and just about edged the East Midlands derby at Pride Park last night.
The Reds had to settle for a point in the goalless draw and a game in which Colback felt they defended well and created the best openings.
Speaking after the game, he said: "Derby games are always good, it was very intense and I thought our fans were good. It was a shame that there wasn't more goals in it but I thought we probably edged it overall.
"They had a few half chances, but I think we had the more clear-cut ones when we got in behind them and maybe could have done better. But on the whole I thought we dealt with their threats well.
"They are a good team who have been doing well; going forward they have threats all over the pitch and we looked threatening on the attack as well but unfortunately couldn't get the goal."
The midfielder says that the result will only help to build the confidence in the side as they look to continue to improve and climb towards the top end of the Championship.
He said: "We feel like we can compete with any team in the league and we have proved that with the results.
"We are full of confidence, we are going into every game with the belief that we can win and we are up there on merit.
"We could easily be a bit higher but this is a very tough league. Every game is tough and you have got to be concentrating 100 per cent every game otherwise you will come unstuck but we are doing alright."