Indeed, Henri Lansbury's solitary strike at Sheffield Wednesday ensured Stuart Pearce's side will finish the weekend top regardless of what happens in the division's other games.
Out of five matches so far, Forest have only draw once - losing none. Four wins out of their other four, meanwhile, have seen Pearce's men amass 13 valuable points. Before today's clash, though, Wednesday - like Forest - were unbeaten, showing just how tough the challenge facing the visitors was.
Pearce and his troops stuck with the task, however, and ground out another important win. So far so good for Forest's promotion bid - despite what their manager thought was not an ideal performance.
"I'm pleased how we stand but my message is we have to improve. There are four or five areas of the game we can get better at and the players realise that," Pearce said after the game.
"The more demands I put on the players and the more they put on themselves, the more we will improve.
"There hasn't been one game where I have been entirely satisfied. Maybe I have set my standards too high, but I don't think I have."
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