By Danny Wright
Lewis Walters has confirmed that he has signed a new contract with Nottingham Forest.
The 22-year-old announced on his personal Instagram account on Friday that he had agreed fresh terms at the City Ground alongside a picture of himself putting pen-to-paper.
The former Leeds striker is yet to make a first-team appearance for Nottingham Forest, but he has set his sights on helping the squad achieve some sort of success in the upcoming Championship season.
“Delighted to have signed a new contract with Nottingham Forest. Looking forward to this year. Hopefully it’s going to be a big one,” he said on his Instagram account.
Walters moved to the East Midlands giants last September on a short-term deal after he was released by Leeds.
He is yet to make a single senior appearance for any of his clubs though, but impressed in the Forest Under-23s last season and almost earned a promotion to the first-team as they struggled for survival in the Championship thanks to a spate of injuries.
Mark Warburton managed to keep the Reds afloat and following a change of ownership has already added striker Jason Cummings to his ranks ahead of the 2017/18 campaign, which kicks off when they welcome Millwall to the City Ground on August 5.
Football Insider Verdict
It’s very strange that Forest have offered Walters a new deal when you consider that he is 22-years-of-age, hasn’t made a single first-team appearance and will be competing with Britt Assombalonga, Ben Brereton and Cummings for football next season. Warburton knows what he is doing with younger players, but offering Walters a contract doesn’t make sense financially, unless the Reds believe that they can sell him for a fee in the near future. However, Warburton may have something up his sleeve that suggests Walters could potentially be a good option in the future; perhaps a loan move or a squad role is in the offing.
In other Nottingham Forest news, Cummings has aimed a dig at Scottish football following his transfer from Hibernian.