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10 THINGS TO LEARN ABOUT TYLER WALKER...

31 August 2016

Earlier this afternoon we announced the loan signing of Nottingham Forest striker Tyler Walker on a season-long loan.

If you're unfamiliar with Tyler, here's 10 things we've found out about him for you...

1. Tyler was born in Nottingham on 17th November 1996. For those who remember that far back, it's a day after Stevenage drew 2-2 with Hayes in the first round of the FA Cup - Neil Catlin and Barry Hayles were the Boro scorers that day.

2. He is the son of former legendary Forest defender Des, who played 320 times for Forest and won 59 caps for England.



3. The youngster came through the Forest Academy and helped fire the Under-18s to the quarter-final of the FA Youth Cup in 14/15, scoring a hat-trick in a 3-0 win at West Bromwich Albion.


4. Tyler signed his first professional deal in February 2015.

5. When he turned pro, Academy manager Gary Brazil said about Tyler, ““His all-round game has improved a lot. He’s grown stronger physically, he’s got good speed, he gets around the pitch really well and he looks comfortable on the ball. The big thing we’re really pleased about is that he’s scoring goals, both for the Under 18s and 21s. Things are looking good for Tyler at this moment in time. He needs to keep his head down and keep working hard.

6. Promoted to the Under-21s, Tyler made the transition with ease, finding the back of the net seven times in 13 games and catching the attention of first team manager Dougie Freedman.



7. Tyler made his Nottingham Forest debut against Rotherham in March 2015. 

8. He scored his first Forest goal in a 2-2 draw at Brentford a month later.


9. Tyler scored two goals against Czech Republic on his England Under-20s debut last year


10. Tyler spent the last six weeks of the season on loan at Burton Albion. He came off the bench on his home debut to score a last-gasp equaliser as the Brewers drew 1-1 with Bury.


The first chance to see Tyler in action will be this Saturday's home game against Hartlepool United. This is a Category B fixture and tickets can be purchased now in-store or online at www.borotickets.co.uk.

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