Nottingham Forest boss Freedman comments on Tyler Walker's debut

Forest City Ground

Tyler Walker made his much anticipated debut for Nottingham Forest last night.

A routine win for Nottingham Forest included a truly magnificent moment.

Manager Dougie Freedman used the match to hand a first team debut to Tyler Walker, son of Forest hero Des Walker.

Unlike his father, a former England centre-back, Tyler Walker is a striker, and one who has been prolific for Forest's under-21 side in recent weeks.

Speaking to the club's official website, Freedman was beaming about being able to give Walker his debut in front of home fans at the City Ground, with more than 20,000 in attendance.

He said: "He’s a credit to his family that young boy. I was desperate to get him on and he showed some lovely touches.

“Credit again to the youth development staff here. They are producing young players and they’ve got a manager who has absolutely no fear in putting young players in. I will continue doing that.”

Walker came on for Dexter Blackstock, who had scored the opening goal. With his substitution in the 91st minute, he was fortunately able to make one touch of the ball before the final whistle.

He was not the only debutant, with loan signing from Swansea City, winger Modou Barrow brought on for the final 12 minutes. He was slightly more involved, making 11 touches, which included managing to block one goalbound Rotherham shot.

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