Nottingham Forest fans were up in arms when the club opted to permanently part with Tyler Walker.

With his contract running down, the Reds chose to cash in on the academy graduate in the summer of 2020.

Last season he did manage more than any Forest player. He scored eight times for the Sky Blues in 33 outings for the club.

His last goal for the Reds came in the famous 2-0 win over Leeds at the City Ground. That was actually the last time Forest supporters saw a home victory amid the pandemic.

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Walker departing came as a shock and some Forest fans weren’t best pleased with the club’s decision.

The fact he was replaced by the likes of Miguel Angel Guerrero made the move equally baffling.

It does seem as though there was some method in the madness, however. Over a year down the line and Walker is perhaps experiencing a sense of déjà vu.

 

With Coventry flying high, Walker finds himself on the fringes once more. He came on for the final minute in last weekend’s 4-1 win over Fulham at the Ricoh Arena.

In total during 2021/22, he’s managed just 111 minutes on the pitch and Mark Robins has claimed that the player will be frustrated.

Walker has started just once this season and in that game, he was forced off with an injury.

Were Forest wise to let Walker leave?

On the face of things, it has to be said it was the right call.

He was unlikely to sign a new deal and had only really proved himself in League One and League Two during his time on loan with Mansfield and Lincoln.

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With Lewis Grabban still scoring goals in the Forest team now, the Reds were perhaps wise to cash in whilst they could.

Walker is facing a fight to win back a place in the Coventry team and history is in danger of repeating itself.

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