Danny Fox said there were plenty of positives for Nottingham Forest to take from the goalless draw in the East Midlands derby yesterday.
The Reds and Derby played out a stalemate at The City Ground and Fox said it was a scrap, but he expected nothing less from the clash.
Speaking after the game, he said: "It is another point on the board and it extends the run but I think we are disappointed not to take all three. They had some good chances but we were home and we want to win our home games as much as we can.
"It was a scrap but if it wasn't then there would be questions asked with it being a local derby. They are doing well in the league at the minute and every Forest fan and player wants to beat them every time we play them and we wanted to do that today, but we take the positives from the game."
Fox added that the game was another sign that Forest are growing as a team under Aitor Karanka, with the draw making it six games unbeaten.
He said: "We are getting stronger and stronger with every game and the gaffer is instilling into us his methods and it is paying off on the pitch.
"We are a lot more solid through the spine of the team. The lads that were here before did well but the gaffer has brought in his own players and his own philosophy and we are all responding, whether we have been here for three or four years, like myself, or three or four weeks.
"We are all responding to the way he wants us to play and that can only be a good sign going into the last nine games of the season. Hopefully we can go into next season positively, add a few more faces and build from there."