Nottingham Forest-owned Tyler Walker impressed for Lincoln City once again on Saturday.

Lincoln City boss Michael Appleton was full of praise for Nottingham Forest loanee Tyler Walker on Saturday.

The League One side beat promotion hopefuls Sunderland 2-0 at Sincil Bank at the weekend.

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Walker, on a season-long loan from Nottingham Forest, was brilliant for League Two side Mansfield Town last season and he’s certainly started this one in the same vein.

The 22-year-old caused the Sunderland defence all sorts of problems throughout the game. Walker scored a brace – and missed a penalty – as the Imps ended their winless run and heaped pressure on Sunderland manager Jack Ross.

Speaking to Lincolnshive Live, Appleton praised the striker: “There was a lot of quality about the second goal.

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“Great composure from Jack (Payne) to find Bruno (Andrade), who produced a great ball in and Tyler (Walker) made up the ground to get into the box. He had the personality to do that after not scoring the penalty.

“It would have been quite easy for him not to get in there and feel sorry for himself. But he didn’t, he dusted himself down, got on with it and got his rewards.”

There might still be a future for Walker at the City Ground. He’s certainly got an eye for goal, and Sabri Lamouchi doesn’t have a string of quality strikers at his disposal.

The Frenchman has one proven striker in the Championship in the form of 31-year-old Lewis Grabban. Apart from that, his only other option is Rafa Mir who hasn’t impressed since joining from Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan during the summer.

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There’s definitely room for someone like Walker to come back and impress, but time will tell if he’s capable of scoring regularly in the Championship.

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