Nottingham Forest player Sam Surridge has hailed Brennan Johnson after the youngster claimed his tenth assist of the campaign at Peterborough United.

The Reds ran out 1-0 winners with Surridge scoring his fifth goal for the club to all but seal Forest’s place in the Championship play-offs.

Forest need one more point from four games to make it certain but it would take a big swing of results for the Reds not to make it now.

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Johnson has scored 16 goals during 2021/22 to go with his impressive haul of assists and Surridge praised the delivery for his goal on Saturday.

He told the club’s official website: “It was an absolutely fantastic cross from Brennan for my goal. As soon as I knew the defender wasn’t getting it I had to time my header.”

Surridge has been in sensational form since signing for a fee in the region of £2 million from Stoke in January.

He has scored five goals and each of them has showcased a truly clinical touch in front of goal.

Steve Cooper has worked with Surridge before and it’s quite easy to see why he’s decided to reunite with the talisman at Forest.

Surridge is right, Forest star Johnson is set for stardom

The Reds weren’t at their brilliant best at Peterborough but with the hosts fighting for their lives, they still got the job done.

Despite missing Keinan Davis and Lewis Grabban going off injured, Forest had a hero of the hour in Surridge once again.

The 23-year-old is looking like a brilliant signing for the Reds and he could become a regular starter at the City Ground next season.

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As for Johnson, superlatives haven’t been in short supply for him this season.

He’s grown as a player under Cooper and his goal contributions have surprised lots of people given it’s his first season in the Championship.

The Premier League will beckon at some point for Johnson and Forest fans will hope he can fire the Reds there this season.

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