Brennan Johnson scored his first Wales goal on Saturday night, leading to huge praise from boss Rob Page.

The Nottingham Forest star is only a few weeks removed from the celebration and parties after clinching promotion to the Premier League.

There is little rest for Johnson though as he has been featuring on international duty for Wales.

The 21-year-old looks destined for a World Cup role later this year if he stays fit, having enjoyed a massive Saturday night.

Brennan Johnson scored his first Wales goal

Johnson featured as a substitute against Ukraine before starting against the Netherlands on Wednesday.

On Saturday night, Johnson was back on the bench as Wales took on Belgium in Cardiff.

Youri Tielemans fired Belgium in front only for Johnson to curl home a late leveller from Aaron Ramsey’s flick.

A Nations League draw against a team like Belgium is huge for Wales and Johnson’s goal was another sign of his class.

Forest fans need no reminder of Johnson’s quality; 18 goals and 10 assists in 49 Championship outings last season were more than enough.

Premier League clubs understandably want to sign Johnson but we can only hope that he now chooses to stay put at the City Ground.

Wales v Belgium: UEFA Nations League - League Path Group 4
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Johnson has earned praise from all corners over the last year and Wales boss Rob Page has now waxed lyrical about the Forest talent.

Page told Wales Online that he thinks Johnson is a ‘wonderful talent’ but is still trying to help him improve in certain areas.

Page noted that he can’t wait to see Johnson playing in the Premier League, believing he will take the top flight by storm.

Hopefully that comes with Forest – and that he signs a new contract to stay with the club for years to come.

“He came on as sub last week [against Ukraine] and hit the post with his first touch I think,” said Page. “He’s a wonderful talent. I’m looking forward to watching him in the Premier League next season and watching him grow with us because every time he comes on he impresses, shows his worth so he deserved his goal. He’s got a lot more to come as well.”

“We see it day in day out. We had a chat with him yesterday. Alan Knill showed him his clips back and where we think he can improve. He’s shown it again tonight,” he added.

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