Mansfield's Ryan Sweeney raves about Nottingham Forest's Tyler Walker

Nottingham Forest fans sing after the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Derby County at City Ground on March 11, 2018 in Nottingham, England.

Tyler Walker is really making an impact since leaving Championship chasers Nottignham Forest on loan, scoring 12 times for League Two Mansfield Town.


Tyler Walker of Nottingham Forest on the ball  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Bolton Wanderers at City Ground on December 09, 2017 in Nottingham,...

Nottingham Forest have one prolific striker in Lewis Grabban right now but that does not mean the fans should forget all about Tyler Walker.

The 22-year-old is on loan from Forest at League Two outfit Mansfield and he is seizing his chance to make an impact away from the City Ground. Walker failed to impress during a spell at Bolton last season but there have been no such problems at Mansfield, where he has scored 12 goals in 26 games in all competitions.

 

Walker hit a match-winning brace as The Stags beat Stevenage 3-1 away from home at the weekend and, after the game, team-mate Ryan Sweeney could hardly hide how pleased he is with the striker’s progress.

"He's been brilliant this season,” Sweeney told iFollow Stags. “You can see the quality he's got, not only in the box but his link up play is fantastic and his movement is brilliant.

“He seems to find that yard (of space inside the box).”

Tyler Walker of Mansfield Town in action during the Sky Bet League Two match between Mansfield Town and Northampton Town at The One Call Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Mansfield, United...

Walker certainly appears to have developed a reputation as a penalty box predator during his time at Mansfield and will no doubt return to Forest when his loan spell comes to an end as a much more rounded and mature footballer.

Whether Aitor Karanka believes that Walker has a future at the City Ground remains to be seen. Since taking charge almost a year ago, the Spaniard has loaned his young striker out twice already.

Tyler Walker of Nottingham Forest and Aristote Nsiala of Shrewsbury during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Nottingham Forest and Shrewsbury Town at the City Ground on August 8,...

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