Former Nottingham Forest striker David Johnson heaped praise on Joe Worrall after the Reds drew 0-0 with West Bromwich Albion on Friday night.

The 24-year-old centre-back was in fine form for Forest as they drew for the fifth time in six Championship outings.

West Brom did have a man sent off on the night but Forest couldn’t force a way through during the final 20 minutes of the contest.

It was a game of two halves in truth. The Baggies had the majority of possession in the first half, with Forest growing into the game during the second 45.

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Steve Cooper wasn’t happy with his team after the game, believing the Reds should have gone on to win the game on a cold Friday night in the West Midlands.

Forest move on though and it’s now one defeat in 13 matches since Chris Hughton departed the club in September.

Worrall missed the first four matches of the season through injury but he’s been ever-present since making his comeback against Derby.

He was tremendous on Friday. He was strong at the back when asked to defend and once the Albion went down to 10-men he stepped out with the ball really well too.

What has Johnson said about Forest star Worrall?

It’s fair to say that the former striker was delighted with Worrall’s showing on Friday night.

In fairness, it was a truly special performance and one that highlighted why Premier League clubs are coming forward to try and sign him.

Worrall and Scott McKenna have been a dream partnership from a Forest perspective and long may that continue.

The Reds fan base will hope that Worrall continues playing as well as he did on Friday.

If he does, however, a Premier League switch won’t be too far away at all for the boyhood Forest supporter.

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