Mansfield Town striker Tyler Walker has been named in the PFA League Two Team of the Season following some stunning form during a loan spell from Nottingham Forest.
The 22-year-old has scored 25 goals for the Stags who are in contention to win automatic promotion into League One this season.
Walker has been named in the PFA League Two Team of the Season alongside Mansfield captain Krystian Pearce.
The academy graduate took to Twitter to speak of his delight at the personal accolade, saying:
Honoured to have been named in the @PFA League Two Team of the Year, alongside the skipper! Could not have done it without my teammates and everyone involved with @mansfieldtownfc. Two more wins to top off an already special season 🤘🏽🙌🏽 https://t.co/sJMiHdeeHV
— Tyler Walker (@tylerjandrew1) April 24, 2019
Walker will return to Forest in the summer a much better player than when he departed last July. Aitor Karanka felt his development was best served out on loan and Mansfield were happy to oblige.
The temporary stint at One Call Stadium couldn’t have gone much better. He has played 44 games for the Stags and although he has scored lots of goals, just playing regular football will have done him the world of good.
Forest aren’t blessed with lots of options in the striking department. Lewis Grabban is the main striker, scoring goals this season. After that, the Reds have Daryl Murphy who is in the twilight of his career and Karim Ansarifard who is still adapting to English football.
Martin O’Neill has reiterated before that younger players will get the chance and that might apply to Walker next season. After 25 goals it is reasonable to suggest that he deserves another chance in the Garibaldi red.