But he quickly admitted they are some way from the historical achievements inspired by the legendary Brian Clough.
He said: "I am very proud to be Forest manager and proud of what we have done in winning these nine matches. But people have got a long way to go before they fill that man's boots.
"The run of home victories pleases me enormously but so does the fact that it was our 15th clean sheet. That brings as big a smile to my face.
"It was very difficult for us against a Middlesbrough side with Premiership pedigree and a huge squad that has been freshened up in January.
"But we showed great character, great concentration and great discipline to take three wonderful points from the game.
"It was always going to be a tight-knit affair but fortunately we managed to get the goal that mattered and there are going to be a lot more games like that over the rest of the season."