May 26, 2024

First Team - Coventry City

Striker signs for new club after Coventry City exit

 Coventry city news from Coventry Live as Tyler Walker takes up a fresh challenge following his release by the Sky Blues

Tyler Walker has landed a new club after leaving Coventry City this summer.

Walker was one of seven first-team players to be released by the Sky Blues at the end of their contracts following the 2022-23 season. The 26-year-old spent three seasons with the club, having joined from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2020.

The striker made 72 appearances for Coventry in all competitions, including 48 as a substitute, and scored 12 goals. He featured 19 times in all competitions last term, 18 of those coming in the Championship. He managed only three league starts for Mark Robins’ side, though, and scored one goal – in a 4-0 win at Huddersfield in early March.

 

Tyler Walker celebrates scoring for Coventry City at Huddersfield

Walker missed out on the matchday squad at Wembley as Coventry just missed out on promotion to the Premier League, losing on penalties to Luton Town in the play-off final. Shortly afterwards, it was confirmed that he would be moving on to pastures new, along with Fankaty Dabo, Julien Dacosta, Todd Kane, Sean Maguire, Michael Rose and Martyn Waghorn.

Walker posted on Instagram at the time: “I want to thank @coventrycityfcofficial for the last 3 years. I’m so proud to have represented a club of this size and has a fan base that deserves the very best.

“I’m gutted for everyone involved that such a special season couldn’t end in the ultimate goal, the Premier League, however I’m sure that the club will get back to where it belongs soon enough! Thank you for all the support!

Walker has now signed for League One side Lincoln City on a free transfer, putting pen-to-paper on a two-year deal. He previously enjoyed a productive loan spell with the Imps during the 2019-20 season, scoring 16 goals.

 

Tyler Walker celebrates scoring for Coventry City at Huddersfield

“I know the club really well,” he said. “I had a great relationship with the fans before and I’m looking forward to playing and scoring in front of the fans again. I’ve had some great memories here and so I’m really looking forward to get started and again and making some more.

“The fans were unbelievable with me before and we created a great relationship. Now I want to make that relationship even stronger and hopefully provide some some goals and entertainment along the way.”

Lincoln head coach Mark Kennedy added: “Tyler is a player of huge quality, who needs no introduction to our fans, with proven ability to score goals and is a massive signing for us. With Ben House, he gives us two outstanding centre forwards.

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