Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton has praised forward Tyler Walker for taking his first team chance, and claimed the 21-year-old deserved the opportunity afforded to him.
The promising youngster opened the scoring in Forest’s 4-0 rout of Queens Park Rangers at the City Ground, before completing the scoring with a well-taken second after 84 minutes.
In an interview with The Nottingham Post, Warburton said: “If you train well and work hard, you have to get your reward for that – he deserved that start,”
“He deserved his chance and he took it.”
The youngster, son of Forest legend Des, is fast becoming a fan favourite at the club, and is one of a number of young talents emerging from the academy at the City Ground this season.
Warburton made a bold call to give Walker an opportunity this weekend, and boy did the youngster take it.
Two goals in what was easily Forest’s most complete performance of the season will delight all associated with the club, and fans can really begin to get excited about the talent and potential this fledgling star possesses.
Excellent on the ball, sublime movement and a keen eye for goal, Walker is beginning to show he has all the attributes to become a top forward at this level, and Forest will do well to keep hold of him in the summer if he continues the remarkable form he has shown so far this year.
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