Nottingham Forest striker Tyler Walker joined League One side Lincoln City on a season-long loan this summer, as confirmed on their official website.
The 22-year-old has made a flying start to the season for the Imps. They currently sit just outside the play-offs in League One, but recently lost highly-rated manager Danny Cowley to Huddersfield Town.
Walker spent last season on loan at Mansfield Town in League Two, as they narrowly missed out on promotion in the play-off semi-finals. He made a total of 44 appearances in League Two, contributing 22 goals for the Stags.
Sabri Lamouchi clearly felt that his first team opportunities at the City Ground would still be limited this season. A season-long loan to a League One side seemed to be the logical next step.
However, the Reds may now be wishing that they hadn’t let the youngster leave on loan.
Walker has already found the back of the net five times this season for the Imps. He seems to have made the step up to League One with relative ease. He is a key reason why the Imps currently find themselves just outside of the play-off places in League One.
Lamouchi only has two recognised strikers in his squad this season – in the form of Lewis Grabban and Rafa Mir. The latter missed out on last weekend’s game due to injury, meaning the Reds didn’t have a striker on the bench.
It didn’t have an impact on the result, but it’s something which could become an issue over the season. If Grabban is to pick up an injury at any stage, it would leave Lamouchi with a significant headache.
Lamouchi recently revealed that the striker could be recalled in January.
There are a number of Nottingham Forest fans on social media who’d love to see the striker make an early return to the City Ground:
— steve (@trickynffc) September 19, 2019
— Terah Hooley (@thooley95) September 18, 2019
Walker could do it as back up for Grabban #nffc
— Shipo (@DannyShipo) September 19, 2019
I see Tyler Walker scored again for Lincoln City 👏🏻 how many goals he on now? Guessing no chance in recall for January window #nffc
— peter clarke (@hairyfairy79) September 17, 2019
Tyler Walker has hit 31 goals since the start of last season at Mansfield and Lincoln. Nottingham lad through and through, been at the club since he was 10, son of a legend, we need another striker. It’s not rocket science #nffc
— Aitor Fraudranka (@fraudranka) September 18, 2019
I see Tyler Walker scored. Again #nffc
— steve (@trickynffc) September 17, 2019