Nottingham Forest academy graduate Brennan Johnson is riding the crest of a wave on loan at Lincoln City right now.

He scored a stunning 11-minute hat-trick during Tuesday’s 4-0 win over MK Dons, the first of his senior career.

Johnson has now scored 12 goals and registered 12 assists for the Imps who remain firmly in contention for a promotion push.

The youngster looks set for a bright future and Forest fans are extremely excited to see what he can do at the City Ground next season.

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Some statistics have emerged comparing the youngster with a Premier League star – and they make fantastic reading.

Tottenham star Dele Alli began his career playing for MK Dons in the Football League and some comparisons have emerged between him and Johnson.

Both players operate in similar positions and an eagle-eyed Lincoln supporter has showcased some statistics.

The stats compared involve Johnson from this season and Alli from the 2014/145 campaign.

It’s interesting that Johnson is registering a goal contribution quicker than Alli was and also has more assists.

The goals are perhaps still a work in progress, although a dozen from a campaign spent playing out wide is still a strong return.

 

Is Johnson the real deal?

Forest are a club that is extremely proud of its academy prospects.

Johnson has eight appearances to his name in the famous Garibaldi but it’s fair to say he’s never had a proper chance to shine.

That should change next season. His loan spell has been a real success and the excitement levels among supporters have gone through the roof.

Of course he has some way to go in order to match the achievements of Alli.

The Spurs star has lost his way this season but is still regarding as a very talented player.

The 25-year-old has played 27 times for England and scored 65 goals in 244 games for Tottenham.

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He also earns £100,000-a-week at the club and quickly developed into a top Premier League talent after moving from the EFL.

Johnson has all of the tools to go to the top of the game himself.

In the short-term, however, he will hope to earn a proper chance at Forest and if he takes that who knows what he could achieve in the future.

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