Tyler Walker would benefit from loan away from Nottingham Forest, says Steve Hodge

The teenager is struggling for game time this year.

Nottingham Forest's transfer embargo and striker shortage has seen youngster Tyler Walker play a more prominent role at the club then he would have imagined at the start of the season.

The striker, who is the son of Forest legend Des Walker, has played 14 times for the club this season, scoring once against Walsall in the Capital One Cup.

The majority of his appearances came nearer the start of the season and he has played just twice since November and one former Forest player believes he should make his way out of the club on loan.

Steve Hodge is a former England international midfielder who spent two successful spells at Forest in his career and was the club's Player of the Year in 1983.

Speaking to BBC Nottingham Sport yesterday he made it clear that he feels Walker should head out to League One or Two on loan until the end of the season:

"He needs a change of scenery to feel a bit more relaxed about life."

Walker is undoubtedly a talented player, as his record for the England under-20s shows. Two goals in four caps indicates his potential and the teenager is one for the future at the City Ground.

But Hodge is right. Walker is currently stifled at Forest and a spell away on loan could do him the world of good in the long term.

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