The Reds forward is impressing for the League Two Stags and Martin O’Neill ought to give him a chance in the Forest first team next term.

Nottingham Forest forward Tyler Walker continues to impress on loan at Mansfield Town and has been recognised for his efforts once again by being named in the EFL’s Team of the Week for the matches which took place on the weekend of 30-31 March.

On Saturday, the 22-year-old scored twice for the Stags in their 4-1 hammering of League Two playoff chasers Exeter City away at St James’ Park, in the process extending his season’s goal tally to 23 (Transfermarkt), and as such was named in the top XI out of all 72 Football League teams.

Walker’s latest accolade comes just a week after he was named in the EFL’s League Two Team of the Season, being named alongside three other Mansfield players in Mal Benning, Krystian Pearce and CJ Hamilton, the quartet keeping the Nottinghamshire club firmly in the hunt for promotion.

The son of Forest legend Des Walker is one of three players currently on loan at Field Mill, alongside attacking midfielder Jorge Grant and goalkeeper Jordan Smith, and is doing his chances of kicking on at his parent club a great deal of good.

Once the youngster returns at the City Ground, he will find a different manager to the one who sent him on loan, and given his impressive stats and real potential for a promotion under his belt, Martin O’Neill is likely to take a closer look at the forward, and it would not be surprising to see him given a chance to really show off what he can do in pre-season.

Walker has come through the ranks at Forest and has made 38 senior appearances for the Reds in all competitions, scoring six goals and claiming two assists, according to Transfermarkt.

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