Brennan signs new Forest deal

Brennan signs new Forest deal

Nottingham Forest have confirmed forward Brennan Johnson has signed a new four-year deal with the club.

Johnson was a revelation for Forest in the 2021/22 season, with his 19 goals helping The Reds secure a return to the Premier League and reach the quarter finals of the Emirates FA Cup.

Johnson was also named Sky Bet Championship Young Player of the Season and subsequently played a key role in helping Wales qualify for a first World Cup finals in 64 years, scoring his first international goal against Belgium last month.

Steve Cooper, Nottingham Forest Head Coach, said: “Brennan was instrumental in our success last year and he’s got the potential to make a big impact in our return to the Premier League.

“He’s spent his entire footballing life with Nottingham Forest and everyone at the club is very proud at what he’s achieved to date. However, at just 21-years-old, his best days are ahead of him and he has a very high ceiling at what he could achieve. With that in mind, we’re all delighted that he has committed himself to Nottingham Forest long-term.”

Born in Nottingham, Johnson joined Forest as an eight-year-old and came through the academy to make his first senior appearance in the opening game of the 2019/20 season against West Brom.

Following a season long loan with Lincoln City in 2020/21 where he scored 13 goals, he returned to the City Ground and immediately established himself in the starting 11, featuring in all 46 Sky Bet Championship games and play-offs.

Brennan Johnson said: “Just wanted to say that firstly the support that I’ve felt from the fans last season was unbelievable. Playing for Nottingham Forest in the Premier League was always my dream growing up and now it’s going to happen.

“It has been an unbelievable journey from the Academy to the first team and I want to thank the manager, all the staff and the whole board for believing in me and giving me the confidence to go out on the pitch and show what I can do.

“I’m really excited for this new season and feeling the energy from the fans out on the City Ground which I’m sure will be something special.”