Jason Lee highlights how Nottingham Forest striker Tyler Walker can improve

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Tyler Walker looks set for a breakthrough season with Nottingham Forest this year.

Speaking to the BBC, former Nottingham Forest striker Jason Lee has admitted that Tyler Walker needs to be playing alongside a more experienced strike partner if he is to improve this season.

Lee said: “Tyler could benefit from having somebody alongside him with experience. He's scored a goal and created chances but with someone playing alongside him we might see even more from Tyler.”

Walker is a prospect of Forest’s academy system, and the 18-year-old has been granted chances in the first-team by Dougie Freedman this season.

He has played six games in all competitions, starting three Championship fixtures and in the League Cup, and it was in the latter tournament that he netted his first goal this season.

The youngster has now netted twice for the club in 13 games, and he looks to have a bright future ahead of him.

However, Walker is also struggling due to the lack of strength in the Forest team, and he is being called upon by Freedman not only because of his talent, but because the head coach has few other options.

Britt Assombalonga is still on the sidelines, whilst the likes of Matty Fryatt and Dexter Blackstock hardly provide a consistent goalscoring threat.

Walker has been impressive, but Lee believes he will struggle to truly develop until he is playing alongside a more experienced player, who can show him how to correctly manage a game.

Unfortunately for Walker, and Forest, the club are in no position to bring in a top class striker - as they continue to operate under the restrictions of a transfer embargo - and Walker may have to develop whilst leading Forest’s line this season.

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