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Nottingham Forest shouldn’t have let Tyler Walker leave the club on loan again this season

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Nottingham Forest’s season so far has been somewhat respectable.

They have responded to an opening day defeat against West Brom by going unbeaten in all competitions, as they currently sit ninth in the Championship.

On Tuesday evening, they regained the Brian Clough Trophy by clinically seeing off arch-rivals Derby County 3-0 with goals coming from Albert Adomah, Joe Lolley and a returning Joao Carvalho.

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Sabri Lamouchi made eight changes to his side for the match, including Lewis Grabban who has featured for the full 90 minutes in all five of their league fixtures this season, per WhoScored – with Wolves loanee Rafa Mir coming in to deputise.

Even though he assisted their opener on Tuesday night, the 22-year-old copped some flack from some members of the Forest fanbase.

With doubts over their striking options, it raises question marks over why young striker Tyler Walker was sent out on loan to Lincoln City this season.

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The Forest academy graduate is currently on his sixth loan spell away from the club after making his professional debut at the City Ground in March 2015.

Last season he showcased his talents in a Mansfield Town shirt, where he scored 26 goals in 52 appearances as they were defeated in the League Two playoffs.

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That clearly wasn’t enough to impress the Reds hierarchy as he’s gone out on loan again.

The 5 foot 10 prospect has continued to display his goalscoring traits, netting two goals in six appearances for the Imps, per Transfermarkt.

Games like the one against Derby in midweek would have been the perfect opportunity to see how Walker could cope, with it being against opposition from the same league but with much less on the line – depending on how you rate the Carabao Cup.

They’ve missed something crucial to his development here, so let’s hope it doesn’t affect their season should anything bad happen to first choice Grabban.

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