By Will Butcher
Nottingham Forest fans can’t contain themselves on Twitter as new signing Nicklas Bendtner is in line to start for the Championship giants on Wednesday night.
Denmark international Bentdner signed on a free transfer with Philippe Montanier’s side after being released by German giants Wolfsburg following breaches of discipline with the club.
As quoted by BBC Nottingham Sport’s official Twitter account, Montanier revealed that the 73-time Denmark international could be line to lead the Forest attack against Championship minnows Rotherham, despite not even making the bench against Aston Villa on Sunday.
“I think Nicklas is ready to help the team tomorrow,” Montanier said, as quoted by BBC Nottingham Sport’s official Twitter account.
Bendtner looks set to be involved tomorrow, with Montanier saying: "I think Nicklas is ready to help the team tomorrow." #nffc
— BBC Nottingham Sport (@BBCRNS) September 13, 2016
Former Juventus loanee Bendtner will be looking to develop some match fitness, with one eye on September 20 as Forest face the Gunners in the third round of the EFL Cup.
Fans have reacted with excitement on Twitter, as Bendtner could be the man to spearhead their club’s attack.
Here are a selection of their tweets:
Hope Bendtner starts tonight #nffc
— Jake Whalin (@jakeleewhalin) September 14, 2016
Watching Bendtner come on for Nottingham forest away at Rotherham on a Wednesday night in the championship will be a surreal #nffc
— James Morris (@JamesJmorris90) September 13, 2016
The Lord Bendtner is available! Red fans hide your wifes and daughters he's comin to score #NFFC
— Totty (@connor_newton) September 13, 2016
BENDTNER READY TO FACE ROTHERHAM TOMORROW ???? (capitals to show my excitement) #NFFC
— Dan (@Dan_LowerBC) September 13, 2016
— ForeverForestTV (@ForeverForestTV) September 13, 2016
BENDTNER IN THE SQUAD #nffc
— Jonno Reilly (@Jonno_Reilly) September 13, 2016
Still hasn't quite sunk in that we've actually signed nicklas bendtner but I actually love it????????????
— Jayyy (@jaystorer__) September 14, 2016
One fan made an intriguing point that if the talismanic striker does find the back of the net, he could equal Derby’s total goals for the season; which stands at just one goal from seven games.
The scenes when Bendtner scores tomorrow and equals Derby's seasons goal tally! #nffc
— Gareth Taylor (@gmtaylor09) September 13, 2016
Bendtner, who has 29 international goals, moved to the Bundesliga in 2014 after his contract with the Gunners expired, but he could be set for a sensational return to English football.
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.
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