There has been a significant development in the future of Brennan Johnson in the last hour – Forest manager Chris Hughton has essentially said he is staying put.
The ‘saga’ has rumbled on in a lot of the mainstream media with little actual news in amongst the conjecture and rumour, but this evening we can bring you something solid – Chris Hughton has more or less said he’s ours for the season.
“I think it’s probably more that we’re happy with him where he is at the moment,” Hughton told NottinghamshireLive.
“First and foremost, I have a responsibility to the team to try to get the points that we need to start climbing the table. But I also have a responsibility to the club and to development.
“And at this moment, my thinking has been that fortunately for Brennan, he’s at a club where he’s playing regularly. There would be numerous occasions where somebody goes out on loan and you find they’re not playing so much.”
Hughton just gave credit to the Imps with his comments, adding that he looked forward to working with the youngster in the summer.
“Credit to everybody associated with Lincoln and the manager, that he’s playing consistently. At the moment, probably my thoughts are more very much that he’s better off there. We look forward to him hopefully having a very good season. And then the summer becomes a different story.”
Johnson has been a key part of the Imps’ success, with seven goals from 23 outings this season, five of which have come in the last five matches.
I’m about to record a podcast, so we’ll chat about it on there, but it is nice to be bringing what seems like good news, especially after the hype that many outlets have built up over the last two months.