Mark Robins saw his Huddersfield Town side slip to a narrow defeat at the City Ground today as the Championship campaign got underway.
Henri Lansbury struck in the 52nd minute to help Billy Davies’ side claim three points from their first game for just the second time in seven seasons.
James Vaughan twice came close to netting for the visitors, but Mark Robins’ side - who had scored in nine of their last 10 opening day games - could not find a way through.
Huddersfield lost 6-1 on their last visit to Nottingham last season and the Robins felt his players could be encouraged by their much-improved display.
He said: “We were organised, we were not bad. It was the first game of the season and we have not come away with anything, but there were things for us to be pleased with.
“It was certainly better than our last visit here, even if we scored in that game, although this time we can say that they have scored five less goals.
“We were okay, there is a lot for us to work with.
“We were not quite there, but there are positives. We frustrated a really good Forest side.
“Not many sides will come here and get much. The way they play is fluid and they will be a real force when they get into their stride in this division.”