By Will Butcher
Fans have reacted excitedly on Twitter after Nicklas Bendtner came off the bench to make his return to English football with Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.
The 73-time Denmark international hit the ground running with an assist for Philippe Montanier’s side, as he flicked the ball into the air for Apostolos Vellios to score a sublime overhead kick during Forest’s 2-2 Championship draw with Rotherham.
It marks Bendtner’s first game in England since leaving the Emirates to join Wolfsburg in 2014, after he was released by the Bundesliga outfit in April.
However, Forest fans are delighted with Bendtner’s impact after coming off the bench and are excited to see how he fares in his next appearance for the Championship giants.
Here are a selection of their tweets:
Forest looked loads better when Bendtner came on. I still think he's gonna turn out a good signing #nffc
— Danny Harkin Jnr (@DannyHarkinJnr) September 15, 2016
Just noticed after vellios' cracker bendtner shows passion celebrating! Shows monty is only looking for players who want to play for #nffc
— Jamie Scothern (@JamieScothern1) September 15, 2016
Britt,vellios and bendtner now theres some competition to be top goal scorer and its all good for us red dogs👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻 #nffc
— jason smalley (@Smalley1Jason) September 15, 2016
That assist from Lord Bendtner though! #NFFC 👀
— Freshly named $īnæd (@connor_newton) September 15, 2016
One thing is for sure. Never going to be a dull moment this season. Bendtner and Vellios – from the sublime to the ridiculous #nffc
— Matthew Broughton (@Broughts89) September 14, 2016
Have to say Bendtner looked class, great movement, some lovely touches and flick ins and so unlucky with an instinctive header #nffc
— Paul Richardson (@ricoforest30) September 14, 2016
Another rollercoaster ride for Forest. Have a feeling that Bendtner will score when he's gets his eye in. Vellios fantastic #nffc
— Forestfan881 (@Forest17583) September 14, 2016
One fan points out that since Bendtner put pen to paper on a deal at the City ground, former Everton striker Vellios has scored two superb efforts for Montanier’s side.
Not being funny but ever since Bendtner has came in Vellios has scored two screamers, coincidence? You only learn of the best #nffc
— Thomas Tutin (@Thomas_NFFC_T) September 14, 2016
Bendtner scored 47 goals and supplied 22 assists in 171 appearances for Arsenal and added a further nine goals in 47 matches for Wolfsburg. He scored 20 more goals during loan spells with Sunderland, Birmingham and Italian champions Juventus.
In other Nottingham Forest news, fans have reacted to this youngster’s performance against Rotherham.