Nottingham Forest suffered back-to-back defeats in the Championship for the first time this season as they were beaten by Hull City on Wednesday.
The Reds were unable to bounce back from their defeat against Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.
One concern so far this season has been the lack of chances that the Reds have been creating. Lewis Grabban has largely been relied upon to deliver the goals, but he is almost guaranteed a place in the team with little in the way of competition.
The Reds were criticised by a number of supporters for allowing Tyler Walker to join Lincoln City on a season-long loan in the summer.
Although there has been no official confirmation to suggest that the Reds have the option to recall the striker in January, many supporters feel it would be a wise move to make.
The 23-year-old was recently questioned about how he is finding life at Sincil Bank by BBC Radio Lincolnshire. This was part of the weekly pre-match press conference ahead of Lincoln’s game against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
Speaking on his time with the Imps so far, Walker commented: “It’s been really good. I can’t complain.
“They (Forest) have come down to watch a few times. They have come into the training ground a few times. I keep in touch with them.
“There’s no point in looking at it as a loan. I’m here at Lincoln now and I want to do the best for Lincoln.”
It isn’t unusual for a parent club to keep tabs on their loan players. However, it’s difficult to imagine that the Reds wouldn’t consider recalling Walker in January.
The Reds are in desperate need of options in his area of the pitch. Rafa Mir hasn’t shown anything so far to suggest that he is capable of competing with Grabban for a place in the side.
In comparison, Walker has been able to make the step up from League Two to League One, as he’s already scored seven goals this season. He has experience of playing in the Championship before with the Reds, and might be ready to make the jump.
Deciding to cut Walker’s loan spell short would certainly save the Reds some money in the transfer market.
It’ll be interesting to see whether this is something the Reds do look at in January.