Former Wolves goalkeeper Matt Murray has told Soccer Saturday, as quoted by Nottinghamshire Live, that Nottingham Forest striker Tyler Walker is becoming more ‘cultured’ with his finishing.
The Forest academy prospect joined Lincoln City on a season-long loan during the summer.
His first seven League One games have gone according to plan with Walker smashing four goals for the Imps.
Last season, the 22-year-old helped Mansfield Town to the League Two play-offs, scoring 26 goals in all competitions.
Murray was covering Lincoln in his role as a pundit on Saturday and heaped praise on Walker.
He told Soccer Saturday, as quoted by Nottinghamshire Live: “Tyler Walker is a really good signing. You watch him at Nottingham Forest and he did well.
“He went to Mansfield and did well. He’s doing well this season, scoring all types of goals. Walker has loads of pace and he’s getting more and more cultured with his finishing.”
Lincoln were beaten 3-1 by Wycombe on Saturday, a result which saw them slip to fifth in the division.
Murray believes that Walker doing the business is good news for Forest.
He continued: “Walker can lead the line, but he can also stretch teams in behind. Forest are having their player’s value added to, but for Tyler, it’s a chance to learn and improve.”
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The striker does have 38 Forest appearances to his name but none for a few years now.
During his time in the first-team at the City Ground, he was used largely as a winger and his more recent loan spells have improved him as a striker.
Walker has a contract until 2021 at Forest and having scored goals at League Two level the next stage was always going to be a League One switch.
If he can continue his rich vein of scoring form then a shot at Forest could be the next stage in his natural progression.
Only time will tell what the future holds for Walker but the fact that an outsider to the football club is lauding his performances certainly bodes well.