According to The Mirror, ex-Nottingham Forest striker Tyler Walker has emerged as a target for newly-promoted Bristol Rovers.

The striker left Forest for Coventry prior to the 2020/21campaign, with many supporters up in arms at the decision to sell.

Walker hasn’t really justified Forest to be wrong just yet though.

He has scored just 11 times for the Sky Blues in 53 appearances and finished the 2021/22 campaign on loan with Portsmouth.

At Fratton Park, he linked up with Danny Cowley who got a tune out of him during a loan spell at Lincoln earlier in his career.


Bristol Rovers target Walker
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Walker scored 16 goals for the Imps in League One from 34 appearances before returning to Forest.

Even Cowley couldn’t get him firing this time though. Walker managed just one goal from 15 outings for Pompey and his spell proved disappointing.

After his time at Lincoln, some Forest supporters fancied him to make an impact at the City Ground and earn a decent run in the team.

That wasn’t forthcoming though and the Reds decided to sell him with just a year to run on his contract.

Walker fell out of favour at Coventry this season, making just four starts under Mark Robins and in January he was allowed out on loan.

Now, it looks like the club would be open to him leaving the club again this summer.

Rovers are back in League One next season following their third-place finish in League Two last season.

Joey Barton will want to make them competitive and perhaps Walker is the man to do just that.

Bristol Rovers target Walker and Forest sale has been justified

Since leaving Forest in the summer of 2020, Walker has managed just 13 goals in 68 appearances.

That record is hardly groundbreaking and Forest were right to take the money from Coventry when they came calling.

Bristol Rovers target Walker
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In 95 appearances in the Championship, the striker has scored 14 goals and claimed five assists, with his next move likely to see him return to League One.

Walker does seem at home in the third tier and at 25-years-old he really needs to start producing the goods on a consistent basis.

Forest recognised that he’d reached his ceiling on Trentside and the decision to sell him looks like a savvy one by the club.

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