Sky Sports pundit: Tyler Walker already reminds me of this Forest great

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Nottingham Forest's Tyler Walker has already drawn high praise from Peter Beagrie.

Nottingham Forest striker Tyler Walker may still only be starting out in his career in professional football, but he is already drawing high praise from pundits across the country.

Walker scored his first goal for Forest at the weekend, when he notched in the Reds' 2-2 draw with Brentford, and Sky Sports pundit Peter Beagrie is an admirer of the 18-year-old's talent.

Beagrie told Sky Sports' Football League 72 Review that Walker reminds him of former Forest great Tony Woodcock, with the pair sharing a number of similar attributes.

"He's got a brilliant touch," Beagrie said. "I saw him the other week and he reminds of a Tony Woodcock. He is brilliant with his back to goal, has a hammer of a left foot and brings other people into play."

Woodcock represented Forest in their most successful era and was part of the side which won the European Cup back in 1979. 

If Walker can even have half the impact that Woodcock did then he will have a very impressive career, but it can only be good news for the youngster to be earning such comparisons already.

There is great excitement around the City Ground over Walker's future and he will be hoping to stay in the first team for the remainder of the campaign after opening his account for the club. 

Forest have little left to play for this term and Dougie Freedman may well feel that this is the perfect time to ease Walker into first-team life. 

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