Former Nottingham Forest striker Glenn Murray has backed Brennan Johnson to go all the way to the top during his career.
The man who spent the second half of last season at the City Ground was a pundit on Sky Sports for Friday’s 1-1 draw against QPR.
After watching the 20-year-old torment Mark Warburton’s team, the striker made the prediction after the game during the post-match analysis.
Johnson has grown into the current campaign. Under Steve Cooper, he’s really starting to shine in a more attacking system.
Murray didn’t get to play with Johnson during his time at Forest. The youngster spent last season on loan with Lincoln, scoring 13 goals and claiming 14 assists.
Now, he staring for Forest and the recently retired player thinks he will enjoy a bright career in football.
He told Sky Sports: “For me, Brennan, he just looks special. He just looks a cut above and he’s destined for the top.
“Yes, he’s not getting everything right at the moment but he looks at the top-level easily. I expect a really big future from him.”
Murray is right, Forest man Johnson is set for stardom
Make no bones about it, the youngster won’t spend his whole career as a Forest player. He’s far too good to not be playing for a good Premier League club at some point.
The challenge for Forest in the short term is to try and keep him beyond January. In order to do that, the club will likely need to tie him down to a new deal.
Several big clubs were keen on him during the summer, although Forest stood firm to keep hold of their prized asset.
How much longer they can do that remains to be seen and Forest do face an anxious few months if he continues to play as he did on Friday night.