Lansbury was given a more attacking role in the side, and he put in an excellent display which showed his quality.
The 25-year-old has generally beens stationed in a defensive midfield position this season, but Paul Williams gave him more freedom to get forward last night.
And Lansbury rewarded his manager’s decision by putting on one of his best performances throughout the campaign to date.
The former Arsenal trainee caused Brighton’s defence problems all night, and he looked like a very dangerous outlet.
Lansbury set-up Dexter Blackstock to score Forest’s goal, but his good performance was not enough to help the Midlands side pick up the three points.
Brighton took the lead when Lewis Dunk scored, before Blackstock struck an equaliser.
It then looked as if the match was heading towards a draw, but Steve Sidwell struck in the last minute to provide his side with a vital three points in the race for promotion.
Although the defeat was a disappointment for Forest supporters, they still were very impressed by Lansbury’s display. Here is the best reaction on social media site Twitter.
Quite surprised Lansbury wasn't played in a more advanced role. Start of DFs reign he scored plenty of goals. #nffc— Pat O'Hara (@PatoharaPat) April 11, 2016
Was nice to see Henri Lansbury in a more advanced position. Very creative player, but the lack of a top marksman let the side down #nffc— Josh Green (@joshgreeney98) April 11, 2016
Play Lansbury in his best position behind the st and will get the best out of him he is to good to be a cdm #nffc— I AM Phenomenal (@Holmeview2) April 11, 2016
Where are all the Lansbury haters now great to see him and Cohen back to their best plus fox did better then Wilson #nffc— I AM Phenomenal (@Holmeview2) April 11, 2016
Lansbury timing his good performances to perfection, not many games left to stick himself in the shop window once more. #nffc— IRD (@IRDavies90) April 11, 2016
Fox, Lansbury and Dex looked good tonight but Saturday will be a real battle. Would take points over a performance at the minute #NFFC— Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes1) April 11, 2016
Thought fox was excellent tonight, Lansbury too..massively unfair result...#nffc— StephenRowbotham (@alex157red) April 11, 2016