Date: 13th July 2019 at 11:46am
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Tyler Walker is expected to be a part of Nottingham Forest’s first-team next season after impressing on loan at Mansfield Town in 2018/19, but Coventry City are reportedly trying to procure the 22-year-old’s signature. Whether Forest would let Walker leave remains to be seen, however, as the Reds have already sold three senior strikers.

Walker contributed 30 goals in 52 games for the Stags and helped them reach the League Two playoffs. His form at Field Mill led to former manager Martin O’Neill taking an interest, and now he’ll be given the chance to fight Lewis Grabban for a starting place. Nottinghamshire Live say Walker has interest from sides in the Championship and League One, but it makes little sense for Forest to offload a player with potential.

Sabri Lamouchi has wasted little time trimming last season’s squad. Apostolos Vellios and Hillal Soudani have been sold to Atromitos and Olympiacos respectively while Murphy has been told he has no future at the City Ground and Ansarifard has joined Qatari side Al-Sailiya. Lamouchi will be left with Sammy Ameobi, Grabban and Walker in attack, so he won’t let another first-team player leave without replacing them.

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