Steve Cooper thinks there is more to come Nottingham forest striker Brennan Johnson.
21 year old Wales scored two goals in an international 2-2 draw Everton He has led his tally to five goals and one assist in his last seven Premier League games to continue his hot streak at City Ground.
An integral part of Forest’s promotion last season, Johnson took time to adjust to life at the top, but now has found his feet with his boss still excited about his future.
“I don’t mind talking about it because I see him every day and he just wants to get better, so he’s not going to get too high or too low,” Cooper said.
“His goals were great, his performance was very good.
“People get punished, they struggle with it, which means it takes risks. It had a very good effect on the game.
“There is always another level to reach, but I’m sure it’s on an upward curve.
“He had a bit of a rough road before the (World Cup) break, but that was always going to happen, and the other young players in the group are going through those roads right now. But he’s performing well and getting good numbers.
“As always, it’s about continuing to evolve. But I see how determined he is and how much he wants to get better.
“He knows he still has a long way to go. That’s natural given his age and being his first year at Prem. But we’re really happy with Bren.
“He loves the club, he’s a kid who grew up just down the street from the neighborhood. So it’s great to see him hit two.
Johnson’s support thwarted Everton’s third win in six games under Sean Dyche, after beating Demarai Gray and Abdoulaye Doucoure goals twice in the first half.
Things have been going well for the Toffees since the arrival of the former Burnley manager, but they are in the last three on goal difference.
Defense Michael KeanePointing out Doucoure’s goal, he says they’re heading in the right direction.
“Everyone there was disappointed that we couldn’t leave with three points because I think we won, but it must have been a good match to watch because it was end-to-end,” the club’s website said.
“It’s a mental step in the right direction. We came here and took the game to them. We gave them a hard time. We did a lot of things right, and these are things we need to keep moving forward.
“We talked before the game about how our away form wasn’t good enough both this year and last season. It’s a fresh start and we wanted to start putting things right.”