Stan Collymore has been praising Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson on BBC Radio Nottingham. The legendary striker believes that the youngster can emulate him and etch his name into the hearts of supporters.

The former talisman was recently in England. He was shooting a documentary for French television and spent some time at the City Ground following their promotion back to the Premier League.

Collymore only spent a couple of seasons at Forest as a player. He was a revelation though and to many supporters, he goes down as the greatest player to ever wear the Garibaldi.

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Johnson has really kicked on since the World Cup. During the first half of the season, his form was sporadic at best but since the turn of the year, the player has really showcased his class.

The 21-year-old scored the winner against Leeds recently. He also fired two goals as the Reds defeated Leicester City last month, before claiming an assist at Bournemouth the week later.

Collymore backs Johnson to become club legend

Collymore believes Johnson is set for stardom. He thinks he could become a City Ground legend much like he did back during the nineties.

He told BBC Radio Nottingham: “He will have a firm target of ‘Can I get into double figures?’. If he can get into double figures in his debut Premier League season, that will be exceptional.

“In terms of what he gives, he gives pace, enthusiasm, lots of confidence and he keeps going.

“He’s not one of those players who after two or three runs gives up. You give him the ball, he will make things happen.

“Obviously, Forest adding a lot of attacking players and players in positions that are experienced will help him along the way.

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“I’m sure he will go on – if he stays at the club, and stays injury fee – to be a Nottingham Forest legend like his dad.”

There really is no ceiling to Johnson’s ability. As a youngster, he’s still learning and the best thing for Forest to do would be to keep playing him and helping him improve.

Johnson is striking up a decent relationship with Morgan Gibbs-White and together the pair could help the club survive relegation.

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