The 18-year-old striker has praised the club’s staff for the effort levels they put in on a daily basis, in order to make the lives of the youngsters at the club a little bit easier.
It’s vital that with the transfer embargo hanging over the club, that support base remains strong as it’s important that the younger players under Dougie Freedman feel as though they are being looked after, which helps confidence.
“The academy do such a good job, they’re there all day every day. Anything you need, they will be there to help you get better – People like Gary Brazil put in unbelievable amounts of time and effort just to get players to be out there on that pitch,” he said.
One of the first messages that Freedman stressed when he replaced former Forest boss Stuart Pearce was one of a hard work ethic.
That applied to his staff as much as players at any level of the club and it appears that the hard work is starting to pay off.
The younger players at the club are becoming more important because the manager doesn’t have the ability to go into the transfer market and throw cash at deals to improve his team.
If he wants a fresh option, he’s having to look internally at Forest and the strong support base is giving the youngsters the confidence that they can step forward and succeed.
Walker, along with the likes of Ben Osborn and Oliver Burke are all good examples for other players with aspirations to rise up through the ranks to become the club’s next key, and new, player.