The former Hamburg star slotted in exceptionally at left-back yesterday.
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…
looked so much more solid today with mancienne at LB instead of fox #nffc— Joe Powell (@JoePowell1999) August 15, 2015
Shocking 1st half, better 2nd half, Mancienne much better than Fox at LB, nothing else to say really!! #nffc— Gaz △⃒⃘ (@NffcgazTaylor) August 15, 2015
Better 2nd half, Mancienne great at LB & Mills looking good! #nffc— Gaz △⃒⃘ (@NffcgazTaylor) August 15, 2015
Top display from Mancienne today; my MOTM. He isn't the most adventurous at LB, but with Antonio down that side he doesn't need to be. #nffc— Isaac Johnson (@NFFCIcCy) August 15, 2015
Thought Mancienne had a great game today! Way better in that position! #NFFC— ⭐️EMILY⭐️ (@emilygretton) August 15, 2015
Full credit to Dougie - he made a few big calls today and they all came off. #nffc looked a proper team and Mancienne was class— john payne (@johnpayne01) August 15, 2015