The great thing about DAVID JOHNSON, apart from the number of goals he banged in, was that it always seemed that he loved - I mean really loved - playing for the club.
After signing from Ipswich Town in 2001, it took a while before he got into the groove and he was farmed out to Sheffield Wednesday and Burnley before hitting 29 goals in 47 appearances in the 2002-03 season which culminated in Forest reaching the play-offs. An inspirational figure until a series of injuries diminished his potency, he poached, blasted and headed in goals from all angles and formed a formidable partnership with Marlon Harewood.
Visibly upset at losing the play-off semi final at Bramall Lane, we all had a little cry with him. Still resident in Nottingham and a vocal supporter of the club, he is also involved in scouting around Europe.