Morgan Gibbs-White heaped praise on Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson after last night’s 3-1 win over Brighton.

The Reds ended a run of 11 games without a win at the City Ground with Gibbs-White scoring the third goal in stoppage time.

A Pascal Gross own goal and a first Reds strike by Danilo had put Forest in the lead in the second half.

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The Reds were made to sweat, however, with Brighton missing some decent chances to equalise.

Forest did get a chance to wrap things up though when Lewis Dunk handled in the box and Gibbs-White obliged from the spot.

In the first half, Brennan Johnson missed a penalty after just 10 minutes. Jason Steele saved the kick and Brighton gained a foothold in the game.

The 21-year-old wasn’t really at his best. However, after the game, Gibbs-White had some praise for his teammate.

He told BT Sport: “Brennan’s an unbelievable player and he’s unlucky tonight, he should have had a couple. But, that’s just the way football is.”

Johnson has scored 10 goals in all competitions this season. There will be more to come and he will be keen to move on from last night.

Gibbs-White heaped praise on Johnson after huge win

Football is a team game and last night’s contest highlighted that. With Johnson not at his best, other players stepped up to compete.

Gibbs-White was one of those players last night. He worked tirelessly during the context and during his interview he could hardly talk!

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The Reds’ club record signing is a big player for Forest. He has talent in abundance and will be integral to the team’s fortunes.

It’s great to see the players coming out in support of Johnson.

It certainly wasn’t a vintage night from the 21-year-old but he’s not become a bad player all of a sudden.

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