Forest striker Walters set for Barrow loan

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 29:General view of the City Ground before the pre season friendly match between Nottingham Forest and Burnley at the City Ground on July 29, 2017 in Nottingham,...

HITC Sport understands Forest striker set for loan move.

Mark Warburton manager of Nottingham Forest looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest at St Andrews (stadium) on November 18, 2017 in...

Nottingham Forest striker Lewis Walters has joined National League Barrow on loan, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Walters joined Forest in September 2016 on a short-term deal after leaving Leeds that summer when his contract expired.

Walters came through the ranks at Elland Road, but never made a first-team appearance for the club during his time at Elland Road.

The 22-year-old has been a regular for Forest's Under-23s side since his arrival at the City Ground, but he has yet to make his first-team debut for the club.

Nottingham Forest mascot flies the flag before the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham, England.

Walters is highly-regarded within the corridors of power at Forest and he is tipped to establish himself in the first-team in the near future.

The forward remains well down the pecking order of Mark Warburton's plans right now and the Championship club feel he would be best served by going out on loan to get valuable first-team action under his belt.

A number of National League clubs have expressed an interest in taking Walters on loan, but Barrow have moved quickly to agree a deal with Forest.

Walters is set to go straight into the Barrow squad for this weekend's clash with Dagenham & Redbridge.

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