Wales boss Rob Page has lauded Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson. The international manager has also delivered an update on whether or not he will play in the forthcoming games.

Forest have allowed Johnson to join up with Wales. This is despite the player picking up a slight groin problem against Tottenham recently.

Page has been speaking to Wales Online ahead of Saturday’s game against Croatia. He desperately needs Johnson to be available, although he’s more likely to make the game against Latvia next Tuesday.

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Johnson played against Newcastle on Friday. He wasn’t quite at his free-flowing best and Wales will hope that they can get him right in time for some huge fixtures.

Page told Wales Online: “Brennan is a top player.

“He’s arguably one of the best counter-attacking centre-forwards in the Premier League at this moment in time.

“We’ve got an unbelievable asset. He’s struggling with a little injury at the moment but it’s more an accumulation of games.

“I’ve been with our head of medical this morning and they’ve been in contact. There’s a plan for him but yes, he will be fit.”

Johnson has found the net nine times in all competitions this season. He went to the World Cup with Wales in the winter and made an appearance in all three of his country’s games.

Furthermore, other clubs are starting to look at the youngster, with Johnson catching the eye of Tottenham in recent months,

Johnson lauded by Page and his injury appears fine

Forest will hope that Wales look after Johnson. He’s the most important player that the Reds have right now and ultimately, they simply cannot afford to lose him.

Steve Cooper will likely be watching Wales with his hands over his face. He will be anxious that Johnson arrived back in West Bridgford in one piece and ready to revive Forest’s fortunes.

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Johnson really has kicked on this year. Since the World Cup, he’s been like a different player and he’s taken his Premier League goal tally to seven in recent weeks.

Page will be rooting for Johnson to replace the retired Gareth Bale. He shouldn’t risk his injury, however, and Forest will be hoping that a fit and healthy 21-year-old returns to the City Ground.

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