Nottingham Forest striker Tyler Walker spent last season out on loan at Mansfield Town.

Mansfield Town boss John Dempster has told The Chad that he wants Nottingham Forest’s Tyler Walker back next season.

Walker joined Mansfield on loan from Forest at the start of the season, and he really impressed on a loan spell in League Two.

The rapid forward smashed in 26 goals in 52 appearances for the Stags, but he has now returned to Forest.

It remains to be seen whether Martin O’Neill will decide that Walker is now ready to be handed a chance at the City Ground.

But if he is made available for loan again, Dempster has suggested that Mansfield will be trying to take him back.

“I spoke to Tyler Walker this week and wished him well,” he said.

“He is back at Forest speaking to the manager there to find to what their plans are with him. He could end up in their plans.

“He is another player who has spoken very highly of this football club and loved his time here.

“So I have encouraged him that he would be more than welcome back here next season if that was an option.”

Walker’s goals put him second in the League Two scoring charts this term, and there are high hopes for his future at Forest.

The Reds do have promotion ambitions in the Championship though, so O’Neill would be taking a gamble by putting his faith in Walker.

Walker has scored six goals in 38 appearances for Forest’s senior side throughout his career to date.

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