Brennan Johnson


Jack Colback and Brennan Johnson give Notts Forest first-leg advantage

Strikes from Jack Colback and Brennan Johnson helped Nottingham Forest take a slender 2-1 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in the Sky Bet Championship play-off first leg. A raucous atmosphere greeted both sets of players on the pitch as Blades searched for a return to the top flight...
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Could Brennan Johnson or Keane Lewis-Potter make it in the Premier League? - Sky Bet EFL questions answered

The regular season is wrapped up and we are already almost one-third of the way through the play-offs. There is no time to hang around in the Sky Bet EFL. As ever, it has been a roller coaster of a season: Aleksandar Mitrovic broke records as he fired Fulham to the Championship title, Derby bravely fought relegation against all the odds, Wigan found their way out of League One and Forest Green were promoted to the third tier for the first time in their history.

Brennan Johnson: Brentford hoping to beat Premier League rivals to signing of Nottingham Forest forward

Brentford have offered personal terms to Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson, as they attempt to get ahead of a series of Premier League rivals for one of the brightest talents in English football.The 20-year-old was named EFL young player of the year on Sunday night, with that form bringing interest from Leicester City, Newcastle United, Everton and Villarreal. Johnson’s contract with Forest is up in 2023, and he is unlikely to sign a new deal unless they go up. The player and his party, who include his father, former Forest striker David Johnson, feel he now needs the step up to...

Blackpool 1-4 Nottingham Forest: Brennan Johnson double guides play-off chasers to victory

Nottingham Forest scored three first-half goals as they boosted their Championship play-off hopes with victory at Blackpool. Brennan Johnson's first-half double followed Philip Zinckernagel's highly fortuitous opener, and substitute Sam Surridge's late fourth cemented victory before Callum Connolly's consolation goal for Blackpool. After starting the day in ninth, Forest's eighth...

Blackpool 1-4 Nottingham Forest: Brennan Johnson stars as Steve Cooper's Reds continue promotion hunt

Nottingham Forest kept themselves in the hunt for a top-six finish with an emphatic 4-1 win over Blackpool at Bloomfield Road. Philip Zinckernagel got the Reds - who had won three of their last four games in all competitions - up and running with a deflected opener, before two clinical finishes from Brennan Johnson put them in total control at the break.

Wales ‘raring to go’ ahead of crunch World Cup play-off, Brennan Johnson claims

Brennan Johnson hopes to make a World Cup play-off impact for Wales after missing out on Euro 2020 selection last summer.Johnson failed to make the cut for Wales’ 26-man squad at the European Championship delayed 12 months by coronavirus, despite scoring 13 goals on loan at Lincoln last season and helping the Imps into the League One play-offs.The 20-year-old winger was told by the Wales management why he had just fallen short of selection, and Johnson has responded with a season to remember at Nottingham Forest.Johnson has scored 12 goals as Forest have surged into the Championship play-off reckoning and...

‘He’s got all the ingredients’: Brennan Johnson can be new star for Wales

Such is Brennan Johnson’s glittering form for Nottingham Forest, Austria would be foolish to fixate on the usual suspects when they take on Wales in their World Cup play-off semi-final. Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey are the obvious stars but in Johnson Wales possess another jewel. Last Sunday a familiar scene unfolded as Liverpool became the latest team to witness what the fuss is about, as the 20-year-old tormented Jürgen Klopp’s side with his searing pace, tenacity and eye for a killer pass during a testing FA Cup quarter-final.

West Ham have scouts tracking Brennan Johnson

West Ham have scouts monitoring Nottingham Forest attacker Brennan Johnson. The 20-year-old has set the Championship on fire recently as Steve Cooper’s side have climbed up the table making a late promotion push and they have knocked out two Premier League sides in the FA Cup. Johnson is capable...

Wales boss Robert Page heaps praise on Nottingham Forest star Brennan Johnson

Wales manager Robert Page has lavished praise on “wonderful” Brennan Johnson ahead of his side’s World Cup play-off against Austria.Nottingham Forest’s Johnson has emerged as one of the Championship’s most exciting prospects with 11 goals and six assists this season, while he also starred and scored against FA Cup holders Leicester in February.Forest have surged from rock bottom to play-off contenders since Steve Cooper’s appointment six months ago, and the 20-year-old’s form saw him the subject of a reported £18million bid from Premier League club Brentford in January.But Johnson, whose father David played for Forest after starting his career at...