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Second time lucky

10 June 2015

Nottingham Forest striker Tyler Walker says being released by the club motivated him to one day succeed at The City Ground.

The 18-year-old signed a new four-year contract last week, capping an excellent year which saw him emerge on the first-team scene and score his first senior goal.

But it could have been different for Walker, who was released by Forest at a young age.

He told Forest Player: “I was distraught, so I could have stopped playing football. But my love for it was too much.

“I decided to go and play for Clifton, where I scored a lot of goals. That allowed me to come back and I’ve been here ever since the Under 11 season.”

Walker is now gearing up to participate in his second pre-season with the first team after his involvement in last summer’s training camp in Portugal.

And, with the 2015-16 Sky Bet Championship fixtures due to be announced next week, excitement is building for the young forward.

He said: “I’m looking forward to seeing when we’ve got Derby at home and away!

“As a striker I just want to score as many goals as I can. The bigger the game the better.

“I can’t wait for those games, if I do get the opportunity to play. It wouldn’t be wise to expect first-team football – I’m not like that.

“Any opportunities that come my way I’ll try to take to the best of my ability.”


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