Tyler Walker joined Lincoln City on a season-long loan in August, but has been linked with an early return to Nottingham Forest.
The 23-year-old was initially lured to Sincil Bank by Danny Cowley, but has remained in good form under the management of Michael Appleton.
He has already made 31 appearances in all competitions for the Imps, contributing with 16 goals.
He’ll be looking to add to his tally this afternoon as the Imps host Blackpool in League One.
Sabri Lamouchi has made it clear that he’s looking to add at least one other striker to his squad this month.
As it stands, Lewis Grabban is the Frenchman’s only viable option to play in the lone striker role.
The Reds have already been linked with a host of strikers. Dwight Gayle, Jonathan Kodjia, Glenn Murray and Andre Gray are just a few who’ve been mentioned.
However, it isn’t easy for any side to get a deal over the line in January.
This might result in the Reds looking a bit closer to home.
There’s no doubt that Walker could be exactly what the Reds need. He’d provide good competition for Grabban, but at the same time would be more willing to accept being second choice.
He’d certainly be a more useful member of the squad than Rafa Mir ever was.
He’s proven that he can score goals in League Two and now League One, so is more than deserving of another shot in the Championship.
When questioned on whether recalling Walker remains an option for the Reds by BBC Radio Nottingham, Lamouchi responded: “Yes, of course.
“I know him because he was in pre-season with us. He is doing very well in Lincoln, scoring a lot of goals, and he can be an option.”