Forest returned to winning ways in the Championship with a 1-0 triumph over Leeds away from home on Saturday afternoon.
Nelson Oliveira’s goal on the hour mark proved to be the difference between the two sides at Elland Road.
Hodge, who played for both Forest and Leeds, told BBC Radio Nottingham: "It was classic Forest. They've been to the Riverside and Elland Road and kept two clean sheets.”
Hodge: "It was classic Forest. They've been to the Riverside and Elland Road and kept two clean sheets" #nffc— BBC Nottingham Sport (@BBCRNS) February 6, 2016
Over the course of the 90 minutes at Elland Road, hosts Leeds had 62% of the possession, took 12 shots of which just four were on target, and earned five corners.
Visitors Forest had just 38% of the possession, took 17 shots of which seven were on target, and earned one corner.
Dougie Freedman’s side are 10th in the Championship table at the moment with 42 points from 30 matches, eight points behind Sheffield Wednesday, who are currently sixth and occupy the final playoff spot.