Teenager Tyler Walker is looking forward to continuing his footballing education after signing a new contract with Nottingham Forest.Walker, a graduate from Forest’s academy, was offered a fresh deal after impressing manager Dougie Freedman in both training and on the pitch.
The 18-year-old broke into the first team during the 2014/15 season and netted his first senior goal against Brentford in April, and he is looking forward to improving as a player in the forthcoming campaign.
“The most important thing is game time,” Walker told the club’s official website.
“I just want to carry on learning, so whatever games I can get I will be happy to play in, making sure I’m improving all the time and implementing what I’m being taught in training.”
After signing a four-year contract at the City Ground, the young striker is looking to repay Freedman’s faith when he reports back for pre-season training after the summer break.
“The manager approached me and said he wanted to offer me a new contract because of how well I had done in training and in the few minutes that I got on the pitch,” Walker added.
“He has really backed me and I’ve responded to that. I wanted to get in his thoughts early on.
“The amount of confidence he’s given me, staying behind after training sessions to put on drills that are going to benefit me, is brilliant and I really enjoy working with him.
“It’s a big season for me and I want to hit the ground running when I come back.”