The Terriers, who were sunk by a Henri Lansbury goal, lost 6-1 on their last visit to Nottingham last season and 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."
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