Tyler Walker has left Nottingham Forest on a permanent deal as the young striker heads to recently promoted Coventry City in a move that see’s him swap red for sky blue in the Football League Championship.
Son of Des, Walker made 45 appearances since making his Forest debut five and a half years ago scoring seven goals with a memorable effort against Leeds last season but the 23 year old has failed to consistently cement a first team position at the City Ground with several loan moves during his professional career already.
The former England U20 International most recently had a cracking spell at Lincoln City where he scored 14 goals in 29 League One appearances in half a season and during 2018/19 played 56 games at Mansfield Town scoring 26 goals for the Stags.
This year was potentially going to be a breakthrough one at Forest for Walker who returned from loan at Sincil Bank in January having netted 16 in all competitions for the Imps but after a number of bit part appearances it was clear that the exciting talent would not be utilised under Sabri Lamouchi and parted company today for a new lease of life in the West Midlands.
Walker an academy graduate was wished well by all at Forest “for his commitment and dedication to the club” and was commended by his new Manager Mark Robins who stated “His goalscoring record shows, he’s a striker with great ability who really tests and stretches defences and is a fantastic signing for the Club.”
*Main image @CoventryCity Walker joins Coventry City to work under proven goalscorer Mark Robins.