Walker has been a key player in the club’s pre-season schedule so far and is someone who will give his manager a useful option to use at various points in the club’s upcoming Championship season.
“He’s a fantastic young player and a real credit to the academy. He’s starting to develop into a fantastic mover off the ball which is allowing him to show off his finishing ability, which he did tonight,” Freedman told nottinghamforest.co.uk.
“He’s still got a lot of work to do with his hold-up play but he’s willing to learn. The future’s definitely bright for Tyler as long as he keeps his feet on the ground, which I’m sure he will do.”
Should Walker be Forest’s main striker under Freedman?
It’s a risk on the part of the Scot, but he’s certainly working hard to elevate his importance to the Nottingham Forest squad.
He’s got the pace, the movement and the skill to lead Forest’s frontline but what he lacks is the experience to do that job consistently over the course of a long season.
It’s encouraging that he’s looking sharp, which bodes well for if he’s going to start games leading the Forest frontline.
Mustn’t take things negatively
If Freedman decides to go with another player through the middle of the attack initially, Walker can’t view that as something negative.
All he can do in that situation is work hard to get the most out of himself to make a difference when he’s used as an impact player, in order to show the boss why he should be starting games.