Victory on Saturday saw the Royals end their winless run with arguably their best performance of the season. But it 'a new momentum' will be threatened if Veljko Paunovic's side can't muster another magical display and positive result in Sheffield on Wednesday.
"The win and the performance at the weekend felt fantastic," Pauno said. "And we could enjoy it for one day.
"But then we had to get back to our process of recovery, replenish and preparation for Wednesday.
"We are pleased to get the winning feeling back. But our goal is to build a new momentum in these next couple of games.
"Our supporters are due back on Saturday, so we can have a whole enthusiastic approach, an all round enthusastic situation with our home game against Forest.
"But, most importantly, before that we have to prepare for a game against Sheffield Wednesday.
"Another tough opponent, another tough game on the road. We will learn from the last game, because we can always imprpve. And we will use Wednesday night as another good opportunity to build our new momentum.
"We always aim to win every single game. Bue we also take it one game at a time - and building that momentum will depend on how well we do in our approach towards every single opponent in the next six or seven games we face coming up to to a short Christmas break.
"The progression is good. We had a great start, building the identity, the foundations of the team – the non-negotiables have always been there from the start which I'm very proud of.
"We got confident, started to expand our game, but we didn’t get the results. So we needed to re-evaluate and adjust our plan moving forward. We have recovered our identity now. But we have to keep it going.
"And the next two games are super important for our momentum. We are getting there but we stay with our feet on the ground because we still have to improve a lot."