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Forest attacker Brennan Johnson appreciates David Beckham support

Nottingham Forest attacker Brennan Johnson appreciates the support he has from former England captain David Beckham.

His father, David, was an accomplished forward who scored 50 goals in 165 appearances for Forest from 2001-06. He also had spells with Bury and Ipswich.

But his footballing education came at Manchester United, where he became friends with David Beckham — and the former England captain is now taking a close interest in Johnson Jnr's career.

"I first met him when I was about 15 or 16 and meeting people like that is crazy," Johnson told the Daily Mail. "You think they're going to be from a different world but they're not. He's a really nice guy, really humble.

"He will text me saying congratulations and if he texts me before a game he always tells me, 'Just enjoy the occasion', especially before the Championship play-off final last season. I've not had a kick-about with him yet, though!

"My dad was close to him when they played for United but then life takes over and they didn't see each other for a while. They got back in touch through a mutual friend and he likes to watch how I'm doing.

"He hasn't forgotten where he came from. He's been all over the place but he still has the same close friends from back when he was playing at United. That shows what he's about."

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