David Johnson has raved about Nottingham Forest for their play during Saturday’s game against Blackpool.

The Reds opened the scoring thanks to a superb team goal that saw the Reds produce 26 consecutive passes.

It’s a far cry from some of the dross football that was served up under former boss Chris Hughton.

Forest now look in capable hands with Steve Cooper at the helm. He has given the players the power to express themselves and the wins are flowing.

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It’s now three victories in succession, with all four wins during 2021/22 coming in the last five games.

Johnson played in some free-flowing Forest sides during his career. The 2002/03 campaign saw the striker link up brilliantly with Marlon Harewood.

That year, Forest caught the eye under Paul Hart with a beautiful brand of football played with a number of young players in the squad.

Saturday’s lovely goal will have brought back memories from yesteryear for Johnson senior, with his son in fine form for the Reds.

The 20-year-old has thrived in Cooper’s system and looks to be really enjoying his football.

He’s now showing the level of performance that saw him score 13 goals and claim 14 assists in League One for Lincoln last season.

What has Johnson said about the first Brennan Johnson’s first home Forest goal?

On the day, it might have escaped the attention of supporters as to just how many passes were involved in the build-up to Johnson opening the scoring.

It was actually a 26-pass move that utilised almost every player on the pitch and the club’s official website have made a montage of the magic moment.

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Johnson has chosen just a single word to sum up the strike and clearly, he’s enjoying watching Forest play again.

The former talisman is a keen watcher of his son’s games and now travels home and away watching the team.

This sort of football is what the fans crave and Johnson won’t be alone in hoping the good form continues for Forest.

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