It might be a bit early to be making judgments like this.
However, we shouldn’t let that get in the way of a decent debate. Better to be have it a couple of weeks or months early than having it too late.
Having been on possibly the highest of highs after his goal against Leeds United on Saturday night, things came crashing down for Tyler Walker and the rest of the Forest team against Charlton Athletic on Tuesday night.
Having been thrown up top to replace the injured Lewis Grabban, he didn’t exactly have the best of nights in front of goal, as he could only manage two shots, with only one of them actually hitting the target. A far cry from the days he was banging them in on a regular basis on loan at Lincoln City.
In light of his return to the City Ground, he’s been the subject of a recent article in The Athletic, and it’s resulted in some really vociferous criticism of the young man on social media.
Fans constantly said in January #NFFC needed to get a proven championship striker as cover for Grabban. The club’s hierarchy have in effect cost us promotion if Grabban’s injury keeps him out for few weeks or months.
A classic Forest own goal !
Goodbye promotion 😠
— Antonio (@Antonio13111275) February 12, 2020
Hold on a minute.
He missed 2 glorious chances to get us back in the game. One of them he hasn’t even hit the target from inside the 6 yard box.
This isn’t a man who’s come in from the cold either he’s played weekly.
He looked average and bullied.
— G-Star (@G_J_C2) February 12, 2020
Highlighted out squad deficiencies.
— bosstrade (@bosstrade) February 12, 2020
He only really had a couple of half chances last night. If one of them had gone in we would all be feeling happier today. No real service last night. That said the Charlton striker was top draw and we knew how good because he scored against us at their place too! #nffc
— Steve Battlemuch (@Battlemuch4WW) February 12, 2020
isnt good enough
— Phil McCracken 🇬🇧🇬🇧 (@bald747) February 12, 2020
You what lol
— Martin Biddulph (@MartinBiddulph) February 12, 2020
I think we saw on the opposition side the forward who would have been ideal for us in January.
Incredible no one snapped Taylor up – he was superb last night with hold up play, winning free kicks and obviously finished goal superbly.
— Warren Allsworth (@warrenallsworth) February 12, 2020
He was poor, especially compared to there number 9 who looked a player.#nffc
— Deano 🇬🇧 (@dreeve43) February 12, 2020
Honestly Paul, I expected him to look a bit bigger, stronger, faster than a few years ago. But he looked like exactly the same player. It’s only one game so it’s too early to really know, but League One might be his level.
— rivermist (@rivermist_) February 12, 2020
Should we have kept Walker at Lincoln City?
Whilst this is only based off a couple of games as I said earlier, it will be interesting to see if he can indeed pick up his game, or if the decision to recall him will be seen as a bit of a mistake.