I wouldn’t be so quick to push him out of the door just yet.
He may yet be of some use to us.
Writing in an article for Nottinghamshire Live, journalist Barry Cooper outlined the players that he believed needed to be shipped out, as much for their own benefit in terms of playing time than just in a financial aspect for the club to make some money off of them.
The three names he mentioned were; Zach Clough, Tyler Walker and Joao Carvalho.
Now Clough is a bit of a no brainer, he hasn’t played a game since January of 2018 for Nottingham Forest and has spent this season with the U23 team, so you don’t need me to tell you what Sabri Lamouchi thinks of him.
Should Tyler Walker get more game time for us?
Carvalho is a slightly more interesting subject. Slightly more involved in the first-team, but more or less ostracised after the restart, leading to some very angry supporters who wanted to see him get the time they felt he deserved. Never too far away from being linked with a move away from the club, I feel this might be a case of ‘if the price is right’, that we might see him move on as he doesn’t look to be in Lamouchi’s plans either.
However, the insinuation that Walker has to leave is an interesting one. It’s well known that Forest need to bring in a forward who can offer some support for Lewis Grabban, rather than the club relying on him too much once again to get all the goals, and I think it would be incredibly harsh to dismiss Walker just yet at this stage in his career.
He’s shown in the past that he knows where the back of the net is, and he’s gradually developing his game more and more by moving up the leagues. Do I expect him to be in a position to score 10+ goals again this season whilst playing regularly for us? No, but in fairness he doesn’t have to. Just six or seven to help supplement Grabban is all we really need.
What about you? Do you think we should be getting rid of Walker this summer?