Brennan Johnson has discussed the prospects of him being recalled by Nottingham Forest in the near future.
Johnson burst onto the scene at the City Ground last season, making 10 appearances under former boss Sabri Lamouchi.
After an impressive series of cameos for the Reds, he was sent out on loan in the summer in search of regular game time.
League One side Lincoln City won the race for the Wales international’s signature, and he has since become a key player for the Imps.
Johnson has scored two goals for Michael Appleton’s side, and has been a standout performer for the club as they continue to fight towards the top end of the League One table.
With the January transfer window on the horizon, some Forest fans have been discussing a potential recall for Johnson, as they look to add more creativity from midfield.
Speaking to the Athletic, Johnson discussed the option of him potentially being recalled by Forest, insisting that regular game time is what’s most important.
He said: “I just want to play games. Because of how well it has gone for me so far, just playing so many games, I feel as though I need a full season of that.
“Whether that means staying here and continuing to play games — and hopefully to help secure some success for Lincoln — or going back, who knows.
“But if I was to go back to Forest, I would need to be playing games. I think everyone knows that. I think the manager knows that.”
I think Forest need to be careful when thinking about recalling Johnson or not. I don’t think they should.
We saw what happened with Tyler Walker last season. He scored 16 goals for Lincoln before being recalled then barely got a kick.
That completely wasted his development in the second-half of the season, and he’s now moved away from the club permanently after failing to make an impact.