Goals from the returning Fredi Kanoute and Jermain Defoe sealed the victory over a lively Forest side and Martin considered the impact of Fredi the ideal compensation for the loss of Robbie Keane against Rangers on Wednesday.
"It was a good win against a good side," reflected the First Assistant Coach. "We had a couple of players back, we were very unlucky to lose Robbie Keane the other day, but had Fredi back. He was still not 100 per cent but he played a half and we were happy about it because he looked good.
"We were sharp in midfield, Jamie Redknapp got more time under his belt so we can only be happy."
Meanwhile, the Dutchman also declared himself pleased with the capture of Swedish international left-back Erik Edman from Heerenveen - a player he was well aware of from his homeland.
"He is an excellent full-back who has been playing in Holland and I am very pleased that we have signed him.
"The main thing is he can play in the same system as we play, he is a good defender who takes unbelievable free-kicks and a good crosser of the ball, so we can be very pleased to have got him.
"He is an experienced player with 26 international caps and is still young. I think it is a very good buy."
Martin Jol took several positives out of the pre-season win over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on Saturday.