Nottingham Forest’s 2021/22 campaign got off to a frustrating start at the Ricoh Arena as they were beaten 2-1 by Coventry City on Sunday afternoon.
Chris Hughton named a number of younger players in his starting XI, with Brennan Johnson being among them. The winger caught the eye with some strong performances out on loan with League One side Lincoln City last season and will have been hoping to pick up where he left off.
He certainly did that yesterday, as a lung-busting run saw him beat the Coventry full-back before providing an inch-perfect cross for Lyle Taylor, who had the simplest of tasks to fire home from close-range and give Forest the lead.
Johnson had a WhoScored rating of 6.9 from the clash against the Sky Blues, the highest of anyone among the visitors’ line-up, and he clearly had Coventry spooked as he won five fouls during the match. Both Hughton and the City Ground faithful will be hoping that he can build on that strong performance in their season opener.
Plenty of Nottingham Forest supporters were quick to take to social media to issue their thoughts on the youngster’s most recent showing for the Reds, and it’s safe to say that the majority were impressed with what they saw from the 20-year-old, who one fan hailed as a “special boy”.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
Nottingham Forest fans hail Brennan Johnson
“Special mention to Brennan Johnson. Forest, get that man on a new contract, he’s simply taking us to the Prem.”
“Brennan Johnson really is a special boy, we have to make the most of him before he inevitably gets snapped up by a Prem club.”
“Brennan Johnson has matured so much as a player. Take a bow son, gonna cause teams problems this season.”
“Brennan Johnson is the best player in the league x.”
“Brennan Johnson is our only good player and we’ll sell him.”
“Sell Johnson and we are actually relegated.”
“Sounds mental to say this but we can’t afford to lose 20 Yr old Brennan Johnson. Looks a real talent.”
In other news, Nigel Jemson has thrown down a challenge to one Forest ace.
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