David Johnson delivered a resounding verdict on a stunning win for Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night. Two late goals by Lyle Taylor gave the Reds the unlikeliest of victories.
The 31-year-old stepped off the bench to score twice in stoppage time and make it four wins in succession for Steve Cooper’s team. Next up is Fulham at the City Ground and that should provide a real test.
Forest have little to worry about though. After an abysmal start to the campaign, the Reds can start to look up. Cooper’s team are just four points off the play-offs after 13 games of the campaign.
Johnson took part in a play-off campaign with Forest during his career. With his son Brennan now firmly established as a Reds regular, he’ll hope to see the team make the top-six once more.
In Cooper, the Reds do look to be in safe hands. The style of football is now fun to watch, there is no ultra-defensive stance, whilst the players appear to be enjoying their football again.
Forest under Chris Hughton were the exact opposite to that. Supporters had grown disgruntled and ultimately, the same group of players took just one point from the first seven games of the season.
What did Johnson say about the Forest performance?
After posting a photograph of Taylor wheeling away after tapping in Forest’s winner, Johnson didn’t really need to say anything at all. Indeed, that’s exactly what he implied.
The former striker used three words and three emojis; summing up exactly what he was feeling as a supporter of the football club.
Forest will face tougher challenges. It’s now 17 games without a home win for Bristol City and Fulham will represent a tougher challenge this weekend.
With Cooper at the helm, there really is nothing to fear, however, and Forest look to be in good hands at the moment.