Nottingham Forest fans react on Twitter to Michael Mancienne's display against Preston North End

Nottingham Forest beat Preston North End 1-0 at the City Ground yesterday.

Michael Mancienne has earned the praise of Nottingham Forest fans, after his performance against Preston North End yesterday.

Forest beat Preston 1-0 yesterday, in what was a rather scrappy affair at the City Ground.

Both Forest and Preston are better at the back than they are in attacking situations, and they played out a match which was starved of clear cut chances.

Forest were ruthless when they scored through Nelson Oliveira in the first-half, but it was Mancienne’s display which received the most praise.

The former England youth international was rock solid, as he kept the likes of Joe Garner and Jordan Hugill quiet throughout the contest.

Mancienne has been one of Forest’s key players throughout the campaign so far, and supporters of the Midlands side were quick to praise the defender on social media site Twitter.

Forest’s win over Preston has moved them up to 13th in the Championship table.

Dougie Freedman’s side’s next match comes against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

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