Nottingham Forest youngster Brennan Johnson has received praise from England heroes David Beckham and Alan Shearer.

The academy graduate won the Championship Young Player of the Year on Sunday night, beating off Djed Spence and Fulham star Fabio Carvalho.

Johnson has enjoyed a spectacular season. He has scored 16 goals and claimed 10 assists in all competitions and is attracting Premier League interest.

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The 20-year-old was the subject of four bids from Brentford in January. Newcastle, Everton, Leicester, Leeds and West Ham are all thought to be interested too.

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Johnson spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Lincoln. There, he scored 13 goals and claimed 14 assists as the Imps reached the League One Play-Off Final.

It’s been remarkable just how quickly the versatile forward has adapted to the Championship. Even those who had seen him come through the ranks would have been hard pushed to predict such a brilliant campaign.

Johnson still has some work to do this season. Forest travel to Fulham this evening knowing that a win could enhance their chances of winning automatic promotion.

One point would be enough to secure the play-offs and with Johnson in his best form, very few teams will fancy coming up against him.

What have Shearer and Beckham said about Forest star Johnson?

Beckham has been known to laud Johnson at various points of this season. He represents the Forest man and is clearly a big fan of his.

Shearer choose to take to Twitter after Johnson collected his latest award. The ex-Newcastle hero would have seen a lot of the Forest man during their FA Cup run during 2021/22.

Both have heaped praise on the youngster after Sunday and it’s really quite scary just how talented Johnson is.

Forest fans will hope he can help the club win promotion this season. If he does that a new contract will almost certainly be a foregone conclusion.

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