Tyler Walker: It wouldn't be wise of me to expect a chance at Forest

Nottingham Forest youngster Tyler Walker is taking nothing for granted in terms of first team football next season.

Nottingham Forest youngster Tyler Walker told the club’s official website that he’s not expecting to walk into the first team next season.

Walker recently signed a new contract with the club, which keeps him in place for the next few years as manager Dougie Freedman looks to develop his game.

Walker is looking forward to the next season, but isn’t making any mistakes over the difficulty he’s facing in terms of making himself one of the first choice players in the current squad.

“As a striker I just want to score as many goals as I can. The bigger the game the better,” he said.

“I can’t wait for those games, if I do get the opportunity to play. It wouldn’t be wise to expect first-team football – I’m not like that.”

“Any opportunities that come my way I’ll try to take to the best of my ability.”

It’s encouraging that Forest are looking to tie down their best younger players, who could have a serious impact on the first team in the near future.

Freedman showed signs of using Walker in the first team last season, but he was restricted to fleeting appearances, rather than earning a serious, long term chance in the side’s attack.

It’s also a good sign for Forest that he’s not taking anything for granted and isn’t becoming complacent having signed a new deal with the club.

Now that he has that security in place, he could take his eye off of the ball slightly but appears to realise that he won’t get a chance under Freedman if he lets negative habits develop.

It’s now his challenge to impress the boss through pre-season, to get to a point where he is an option when the competitive action gets underway.

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