Former Nottingham Forest striker David Johnson heaped praise on two Reds stars after Saturday’s 2-0 win over Peterborough United.

Forest claimed all three points after scoring twice in the second half through James Garner and Ryan Yates.

It was a welcome return to winning ways for the Reds who had drawn five of their previous six Championship games.

For Johnson, it wasn’t so much the goals that were scored which caught the eye though.

He chose to laud the back four, with Scott McKenna and Joe Worrall both earning praise from the former striker on Twitter.

The talented duo have formed a formidable partnership at the City Ground and they both helped the team to a third consecutive clean sheet.

Worrall has been linked with a move away from Forest in January and that would represent a big blow for the club.

Everton and Newcastle are both keen to sign the 24-year-old who very nearly left for the Premier League during the summer.

McKenna has just been a complete colossus since checking in from Aberdeen during the summer 2020 transfer window.

Together, the pair have made Forest look mightily solid and Johnson was impressed at the weekend.

Talent: Johnson is right and keeping Worrall is important to Forest

It does look inevitable that the homegrown talent will be departing the City Ground at some point in the near future.

The recent upturn in Forest’s fortunes, however, could persuade him to stick with the Reds at least until the end of the season.

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Steve Cooper may fancy a late run towards the Championship play-offs and keeping his squad together in January could be key.

Forest would perhaps need a bit more quality in the window themselves if they were to make a late dash for the top six.

Keeping Worrall would be a strong start though, with his partnership with McKenna particularly impressive of late.

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