The defender was in great form v The Cottagers today.
Previously Forest have struggled for regular goals this term but their latest three-goal haul came in a 3-0 trumping of Fulham at the City Ground.
Matt Mills scored a brace wither side of Chris O'Grady's opportunistic finish as Forest followed up their 3-1 win over Reading last week with style.
Dougie Freedman can certainly breathe a sigh of relief at the moment.
There were a string of excellent performances. Eric Lichaj and Dani Pinillos were superb whilst David Vaughan was excellent in the second-half.
But Mills was the hero.
He has had his moments this season but today was a fine display that had the home fans purring.
The centre-back's two goals were pivotal to the end result and he came within an inch or two of scoring an impressive hat-trick - no wonder Neil Lennon was playing him as a striker at Bolton Wanderers last season.
Here is how Twitter reacted to their unlikely heroes goalscoring antics...
Tonight I'll dream that Mills header looped in and he got his hat trick #nffc— Nigel Langrick (@nigel_langrick) December 5, 2015
Another comfortable win and a thoroughly professional job over the ninety. Matt Mills says 'can we play you every week. . #nffc— Ravi (@ForestRav) December 5, 2015
Very solid #nffc performance, Mills and Mancienne outstanding. I suppose the haters will still find a reason for DF to go.— Nick Banks (@trickytreebanks) December 5, 2015
Time to drop Jamie Vardy. No goals in one. Matt Mills is better. #nffc— STEVE LYDON (@lydonsteve) December 5, 2015