Gardner played an important role in Forest's 2-0 win over Rotherham United on Wednesday, with his performance analysed in-depth by HITC earlier today.
The Aston Villa loanee was at the heart of everything good Forest did against the Millers and he even found time to praise his fellow Birmingham-born friend Troy Deeney, who also made the squad.
The Watford front-man scored twice in Watford's 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic and Gardner was pleased with the recognition that they both received.
Gardner has been one of Forest's most important players since Dougie Freedman's arrival at the City Ground and his performances certainly merit these accolades.
Although his role in the Reds' team sees him do a lot of defensive work, the Forest team wouldn't function as well without him and he will be hoping to keep his fine form up until the end of the season.
Forest are in with an outside chance of claiming a play-off place after a brilliant run of form and Gardner will be crucial to their hopes of breaking into the top-six.
Forest's Michail Antonio was also named in the squad, after his goalscoring role in their win over Rotherham.