Former Nottingham Forest striker Tyler Walker is set to join Portsmouth on loan from Coventry City, according to Coventry Live.
The talisman has fallen down the pecking order at the Ricoh Arena this season. With Mark Robins’ men flying high, he’s been restricted to just four starts in the league.
Now, Danny Cowley is poised to take a chance on him. The Fratton Park-based outfit have designs on a late play-off push and are in search of some firepower.
Eyebrows were raised when Sabri Lamouchi allowed Walker to leave. The surprise came in the fact that he left Forest in a permanent deal rather than another loan.
Last season it seemed like a poor decision. Walker fired eight goals as the Sky Blues enjoyed a sound maiden campaign back in the second tier.
This season, Forest appear to have been justified though. Lewis Grabban has rediscovered his best form, whilst Walker has toiled to make an impact.
At 25, Coventry might have been expecting more from the striker now. Instead, he appears to have regressed with Robins preferring other options.
Walker will head to Portsmouth and hope to make an impact. He has a contract at Coventry until 2023 and he’s facing a pivotal moment in his career.
Justified: Forest perhaps justified to sell Walker
After just 18 months of Championship football, Walker is off back to League One to continue his development. As a result, perhaps Forest were wise to cash in when the striker’s contract had just a year remaining.
Given that he came from the academy, naturally, some Forest fans hated the deal, claiming he could be the heir to Grabban’s throne.
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You can’t wait forever for these things to take shape though and it seems like Forest made a sensible call on Walker’s future.
In 45 appearances for the Reds, Walker scored seven goals. He should go well in League One having scored 16 times in 34 appearances on loan with Lincoln.
The son of former Reds defender, Des, is a confident character. If he can knuckle down at Portsmouth perhaps he will earn another Coventry shot next season.