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:

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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.

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.