Mark Warburton delighted David Weir convinced him to keep Tyler Walker at Nottingham Forest


Manager Mark Warburton is delighted he listened to assistant David Weir when it came to the future of Tyler Walker at Nottingham Forest.

Warburton was strongly considering sending the young striker out on loan again to get further experience at the start of the season.

However, Weir lobbied for him to stay at the City Ground with Walker going on to gradually make his mark.

Tyler Walker celebrates scoring the winner at Newcastle

The 21-year-old scored the extra-time winner in the Carabao Cup at Newcastle and came off the bench to earn the decisive penalty in Saturday’s 3-2 win at Hull.

Warburton says the son of Reds legend Des Walker is pushing hard for further chances as Forest prepare to face Reading on Tuesday.

“Tyler has worked so hard. We had a dilemma. David Weir has worked a lot with him individually,” he said.

Mark Warburton with assistant David Weir

“David was very keen for him to stay here. My big question was never about his ability and potential.

“It was about whether he would benefit from being here getting tastes like this (at Hull), or does he go out on loan and play week in, week out?

Tyler Walker is fouled in the box by David Meyler

“I think it was a good call to keep him here. David really pushed that one.

“All credit to Tyler. He’s training well, he’s fit, he’s strong and he pushing hard for a place.”



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