Former Nottingham Forest defender Jim Brennan has hailed Brennan Johnson for his heroics as the Reds defeated Blackpool 4-1 on Saturday.

The win did temporarily move the Reds up to fifth in the Championship, although the results, later on, put them back down to fifth.

Forest are firmly in the hunt for a top-six finish this season. With several players in fine form, the Reds look to be timing their run to perfection.

Johnson has been a revelation during 2021/22. He has returned from Lincoln like a new player and his confidence is currently high.

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The 20-year-old was the subject of vast Premier League interest during the January transfer window. Brentford’s last bid was in the region of £20 million but it was rejected.

On Saturday he took his tally for the season to 14 and he’s also got seven assists during 2021/22, with several big clubs sniffing around him.

Brennan was a left-back during his time at Forest. He was part of the team that reached the play-offs during 2002/03 when David Johnson was banging them in for the Reds.

Now, he’s watching on from afar as David’s son produces the goods for Forest and long may his rich vein of form continue.

Forest have to secure Johnson future quickly

One of the first priorities for the Reds this summer is to secure the future of forward Johnson and sharpish. He will have just a single year remaining on his deal and that could see his valuation plummet with just 12 months to run.

Forest have to get him tied to a contract extension even if it merely helps them retain some of the valuation that he’s added this season.

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The Reds must ensure they get the very best deal for Johnson when he does eventually leave. It does seem as though the only way they will guarantee that will be to secure his future at the end of the season.

On current form, he’s worth a fortune and Forest have to do whatever it takes to make sure that remains the case.

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