Nottingham Forest striker Lewis Grabban has told Nottingham Forest News that he has been impressed with Tyler Walker on the training ground and is enjoying working with him.
The academy graduate scored 16 goals at Lincoln during the first half of the 2019/20 campaign, before returning to the City Ground in January.
Walker has since netted another goal at Forest to make in 17 for the season and Grabban is enjoying passing on his experience to the youngster.
He told Nottingham Forest News: “The other day me and him did some forward work and it’s good to have someone with you for a change.
“Tyler is a good lad, he’s learning still, ambitious and he wants to do well. If he can come on a few more times and get a few more goals that’d be great for him and the team.
“A lot of stuff Tyler doesn’t know yet but I do through experience. If I can help him by giving him little pieces of advice here and there to help him improve, then I will.”
Walker fired Mansfield Town to the League Two play-offs last season and it did come as a bit of a surprise to see him recalled from Lincoln in January.
Grabban thinks he will learn more being at Forest for the rest of the season that he would have done at Lincoln, however.
He continued: “He’s been on loan twice now scoring goals both time.
“Obviously our situation is a bit different and it’s difficult to get in the team but that in itself is still a learning curve and is probably more valuable than still being out on loan.”
Grabban desperately needed someone to come in and rival him for his spot during January.
It’s quite remarkable that the Reds went through the first half of the season with just one striker in the squad.#
If Walker can learn from the £6 million striker then it will put him in good shape for the future.
With 10 games left to play Walker will almost certainly have a part to play and his presence on the bench also allows Sabri Lamouchi options.
Grabban got back on the goal trail at Middlesbrough and Monday and will look forward to tonight’s game with Millwall.
Back in December, the 32-year-old scored twice after stepping off the bench in a 2-2 draw and he would love to add to his tally this evening.