Forest secured an impressive three points by defeating in-form Birmingham City by a one-goal scoreline on Tuesday evening.
The away victory moved Dougie Freedman’s men up to eighth place, sitting just one point off the play-off places, whilst many thought they would be fighting relegation this term.
The win was courtesy of a goal from Dexter Blackstock, but it was another player who put in a match winning performance - Henri Lansbury.
After all the rumours regarding his future at Forest over the summer, Lansbury remained with Freedman’s side, and showed off his Championship quality in the victory.
Sitting in the centre of midfielder, the 24-year-old won two tackles, made two interceptions and completed five clearances. He also registered one shot, two key passes and played 46 overall passes as he controlled play in the midfield.
It was a top class performance from the player who could have been moving away from the City Ground, when the Daily Mail claimed Burnley wanted to sign him for £4 million.
Following the game, Forest fans took to Twitter to react to Lansbury’s performance, with many suggesting that he was the best player on the field.
Cracking Away Performance! Wilson was Awesome, kept Donaldson in his pocket! Osborn & Lansbury superb! #nffc— Mr Feet NFFC (@TheFootLong) September 16, 2015
Back 4 looks solid and settled now, lansbury running the midfield as always with Mendes, Ward and Ogrady looking dangerous #nffc— Nathan (@Nath_Johno9) September 15, 2015
And to think they didn't mind selling Lansbury over Antonio...love being right x #nffc— Martyn Greenwood (@Mart10Greenwood) September 15, 2015
Solid performance, Lansbury bossed the midfield, mendes looked a handful ...youuuuuu reds #nffc— Sean Turl (@Cloughielegend1) September 15, 2015