Nottingham Forest youngster Brennan Johnson scored a hat-trick for Lincoln last night. Afterwards, he received praise from Lyle Taylor and Leeds star Tyler Roberts on Instagram.

The Reds-owned starlet fired a stunning 11-minute triple salvo to breathe life into Lincoln’s stuttering promotion bid.

Michael Appleton’s men had gone six games without a win prior to last night’s 4-0 drubbing of MK Dons.

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Johnson took his tally to 12 for the campaign to go with a dozen assists during 2020/21 and the future looks really bright for the youngster.


After last night’s game he took to Instagram to speak of his pride at scoring the first hat-trick of his senior career.

Forest striker Taylor and Wales teammate Roberts took to Instagram to offer their congratulations on his superb showing.

It seems for all the world that Johnson looks set to step up to the Forest first-team during 2021/22 and the loan spell has worked wonders.

If he could help the Imps to promotion prior to returning to Nottingham it would put the cherry on top of a wonderful season.

Johnson clearly had a big group of supporters keen to support him on social media, with several other players also commenting on Instagram.

Chris Hughton will certainly be excited to get the chance to run the rule over the youngster during the summer.

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If Sammy Ameobi departs and Anthony Knockaert returns to Fulham after his loan, Forest could find themselves in need of wide options.

Johnson has performed in a number of positions on loan at Lincoln, but has looked really good when utilised on the left.

The future looks extremely bright for the 19-year-old and supporters will hope to see him playing first-team football at Forest next season.

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