Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson has delivered a one-word verdict on the performance of John Bostock after Notts County lost yesterday. The 21-year-old has been the Reds’ main man this season and played alongside Bostock during 2019/20.
The midfielder is now on a short-term deal with Notts County. They have been wonderful this season but after a 3-2 defeat at Wrexham yesterday, it looks like they’ll have to win promotion via the play-offs.
Bostock caught the eye with his performance though. He scored with a wonderful free-kick that bent away from Ben Foster on the stroke of half-time to silence the home crowd.
The player’s time at the City Ground was frustrating. He struggled to really convince Sabri Lamouchi of his quality and made just nine appearances during the 2019/20 campaign.
Bostock returned to Toulouse once his loan spell expired and last season he was turning out for Doncaster Rovers. In the summer he was released and remained without a club until Notts picked him up.
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Yesterday was the first time that the 31-year-old has scored for the Magpies. It was a goal that he won’t forget and it’s perhaps a shame that it wasn’t enough to help the team claim a huge win.
Johnson has delivered a verdict on performance of Bostock
The youngster has grown as a player this season. He’s scored 10 goals for the Reds to follow on from his 19-goal haul during last season when Forest won promotion to the Premier League.
Bostock and Johnson play together much. However, they will have spent time together on the training ground and after yesterday’s game, the Forest man replied to the Notts star on Instagram.
The talented academy graduate simply posted the word, ‘player’ on Bostock’s Instagram post. He took to social media to speak of his pride at the goal and apologise to fans for not claiming the win.
Bostock will hope that he can score more goals between now and the end of the season. He will also hope he can end the season on a high, much like Johnson who will hope to lead Fores to safety.