Michael Mancienne impressed in a holding midfield role against Boro yesterday.
Goals from Gary Gardner, another cracker from him, and Dexter Blackstock saw them fight back after going 1-0 down earlier in the game courtesy of a Grant Leadbitter strike.
On the day there were certainly plenty of Forest performances that caught the eye. Gardner was again immense in midfield and Blackstock continues to impress in the lone striker role.
Eric Lichaj had a strong game at left-back while Michail Antonio was his usual dangerous self.
However, the player causing the most fuss on Twitter after the game was Michael Mancienne. The former Chelsea youngster started the game in holding midfield and was impressive throughout.
He was what you's call a Stuart Pearce signing and has found it tough since Freedman took over. But recently he has worked his way back into the team and the majority of fans were impressed.
Some still are not sure about him in midfield. They would prefer to see him in his more usual position at the heart of defence. But after yesterday's performance, he might just be making the holding midfield role his own.
Here is some of the reaction from Twitter...
Call psychos management but his eye for a player gotta be admired.mancienne,Britt,Antonio,Gardner...#nffc— Mark Nelson (@nelson1976_) March 8, 2015
Forest again fine form MEN OF THE MATCH Gary Gardener Michael Mancienne and Eric Lichaj impossible to pick one whole team doing a grand job— great life (@greatwhite24) March 8, 2015
Michael Mancienne had a cracking game today. My motm— Mark NFFC (@MarkWinNFFC) March 7, 2015
Well played Blackstock but for me man if the match had to be Lichaj or Mancienne #nffc— Jasper (@JasperRose96) March 7, 2015
Another brilliant goal and performance from Gary Gardner, and great for Blackstock to score. Mancienne was immense in midfield. #nffc— Hannah Dexter (@hannahforest) March 7, 2015
Another great win today. Blackstock had another great game as did 'our number 2' Lichaj but thought Michael Mancienne was immense #nffc— Thomas Payne (@trickytrees12) March 7, 2015
Mancienne deserves a lot of credit for that game!!— WHYSALL (@Josh_nffc) March 7, 2015
Mancienne was my man of the match only player that started the second half well apart from Ben and could of easily conceded a few— WHYSALL (@Josh_nffc) March 7, 2015
Good team performance today 2 good goals and mancienne was immense Onwards and upwards #nffc— twistedfirework (@Twistedfirework) March 7, 2015
Mancienne sounding intelligent & modest in interview to add to his on pitch quality. For a footballer that makes a change! #nffc— ForestFlyer (@Paul_1_9_7_4) March 7, 2015
Lost count of the blocks and tackles Mancienne made, so good.— JM3 (@MonkeyGland94) March 7, 2015
Outstanding win- Dougie completely sussed them, defending cautiously and were disciplined. Mancienne immense #nffc— JM3 (@MonkeyGland94) March 7, 2015