Forest boss Dougie Freedman recently showed a massive sign of faith in Walker when he commissioned the club to sanction a four-year contract for the star, which keeps him at the Championship giants for the foreseeable future.
He’s now looking ahead to next season and suggested he’s got a very simple aim as he looks to make even more of an impact than he’s already had at the club.
“Three of us signed in January and I was happy with that but now I’m just trying to get on with my football and break into the first team – It’s a long time at a club I really love, so I’m happy with that – Everyone is just trying to get the best out of each other,” he said.
He’s going to have to work very hard through pre-season to try and get a chance because Freedman’s likely instinct could be to go with a more experienced option in attack.
Where Walker can get ahead is showing that extra sharpness in pre-season training and cashing in when he gets the chance to feature in any pre-season match the club has lined up.
If he wants to start in the Championship for Forest, he has to force Freedman’s hand and show why he’s a better option for the manager than anything he already has.
He will be a good attacking option for the Scot next season because he’s got a good burst of pace and the quick feet to keep any defender firmly on the back foot.
However, he will be a target because of the fact he’s under developed physically but hopefully he can rise to the challenge.