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Tyler's joyous homecoming

9 February 2020

Nottingham Forest striker Tyler Walker says he is excited to be back on Trentside following his fairytale goal against Leeds United on Saturday.

The 23-year-old sealed Forest's impressive 2-0 win at The City Ground with his first Reds goal since December 2017 but he was quick to heap all the praise on teammate Joe Lolley whose hard work allowed Walker to tap the ball into an empty net.

Speaking after the game, he said: "It was a great moment on my return to The City Ground and I'm absolutely buzzing. All the credit for my goal goes to Joe Lolley, he had a great game and I'm really thankful that he squared the ball to me and put it on a plate for me to finish off.

"I'm delighted to be back because I could tell watching from the sidelines that the lads are all together and it's a great atmosphere in the dressing room. We're chasing promotion so we just need to stay focused and we've got an important game on Tuesday to turn our attention to.

"Everyone is pushing in the right direction but we've got to take each game as it comes and just keep trying to pick up three points every week. In this league you can't look too far ahead of yourself or think that the job is done, you just have to concentrate on the next game.

"I've always been professional so wherever I've been out on loan, Mansfield or Lincoln, I've tried to help the team win every game and now I'm back at Forest I'm doing the same thing. As a striker my job is to score goals so I'm thankful the manager has brought me back here and hopefully I can repay his faith."


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