The arrival of Tyler Walker at Coventry City has caused much excitement among the fans.
Sky Blues supporters have waited all summer for a striker to join the list of new signings, and the 23-year-old Nottingham Forest front man appears to have ticked all their boxes.
Mark Robins has been a long time admirer of the player who fired in 26 goals on loan at League Two Mansfield Town in 2018/19, and followed that up with an impressive 17 at League One Lincoln City last term.
The player will no doubt be confident he can step up another level and Robins is convinced he’s got a talent who will continue to develop after cutting the apron strings to the City Ground where he came up through Forest’s Academy.
Asked how his latest signing is shaping up, Robins told CoventryLive: “I have not seen a great deal of him, in fairness, because we signed him on Friday and had a game on Saturday.
“He played the last 20-25 minutes or so and then we were in on Monday for a recovery session and then obviously he played in the game at Southampton.
“It has been different for him because Forest were still playing to finish the league when the season had finished for us.
“But he’ll be fine. He’s a really good young striker.
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“There’s a lot of learning to be done but he’s really hungry and ambitious, and he wants to do well.
“It’s just a question of him getting an understanding of what we do and hopefully he’ll pick that up really quickly and he’ll love it and enjoy it, and the supporters will enjoy that as well.”
He added: “I also think he’s played with Matty Godden before during a loan spell at Stevenage, so the fact that they know each other prior to Coventry is an added advantage.”
Robins ended last season with a hugely successful system that saw Godden deployed as a lone striker with two attacking midfielders buzzing around him in support.
But does Walker’s arrival mean there’s potential to go with two up top and forge a strike partnership?
“Yes, absolutely,” he said.
“They’re both good players so there’s potential there.
“There’s potential for that but also he played with Amadou Bakayoko the other day against Southampton. But like everything, it’s down to the players and how they work and function individually and together, and how the team works.
“There are so many games and things will unfold. We need a good sized squad but also a talented squad with players in there that can develop with us.”
He added: “We are a development model and we have to stay true to that.
“All the signings we have made have stayed true to that and I think we have a lot of talented players who can improve with us as well as improve us, so that should work for us.”