Colin Calderwood got off to a winning start as Nottingham Forest boss as they fortuitously beat Bradford.
Forest suffered the early loss through injury of striker Nathan Tyson, but still took the lead when Julian Bennett converted a Grant Holt cross.
Bradford had the best chances and Paul Smith saved well from David Graham.
Forest substitute Neil Harris saw a penalty saved by Donovan Ricketts after Mark Bower fouled Holt before Smith made a stunning save from Dean Windass.
Nottm Forest: Smith, Gary Holt, Morgan, Breckin, Bennett, Southall, Clingan, Cullip (Curtis 82), Perch, Tyson (Grant Holt 6), Lester (Harris 66).
Subs Not Used: Pedersen, Thompson.
Goals: Bennett 10.
Bradford: Ricketts, Edghill, Wetherall, Bower, Parker, Jermaine Johnson, Schumacher, Bridge-Wilkinson (Doyle 72), Holmes (Colbeck 70), Windass, Graham (Eddie Johnson 81).
Subs Not Used: Howarth, Rogers.
Ref: A Penn (W Midlands).