Nottingham Forest fans react on Twitter to Michael Mancienne's left-back performance v Rotherham United

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The former Hamburg star slotted in exceptionally at left-back yesterday.

Nottingham Forest picked up their first win of the season yesterday, overcoming a team full of former players in Rotherham United at the City Ground.

One of those players, Danny Collins, gave The Millers a 1-0 lead in the first half. But goals from Matt Mills and the in-form Michail Antonio proved enough for Forest to claim all three points.

There were many talking points from the game but the player who appeared to stand out most among Forest fans on Twitter was Michael Mancienne.

The former Chelsea and Hamburg defender has been operating in plenty of positions in recent times. Yesterday he slotted in at left-back. Forest fans have been unimpressed with DDanny Fox for some time and the versatile Mancienne was asked to step in yesterday.

It was a brave call from Dougie Freedman and one that paid off.

He put in a great defensive display in the position that gave a platform for Michail Antonio to thrive in attack.

Although he is still surely destined to play as a central defender his ability to play at left-back adds yet another string to his bow. A string that Freedman may now be using for the foreseeable future.

Here is what the fans thought on Twitter…

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