Young Queens Park Rangers striker Lewis Walker is hoping that new manager Mark Warburton will give him a break in the Championship campaign of 2019/20, just like he did for his brother Tyler at Nottingham Forest.
Tyler was a reasonable regular during Warburton’s spell at the City Ground, scoring four times in 14 appearances back in 2017, and with the former Rangers gaffer known for giving youngsters their spurs when they deserve it, 21-year-old Walker is now hoping he can seize on that and have a true breakthrough campaign as he looks to build on the four showings he got in the latter stages of 2018/19.
Speaking to the Official Site at the tail end of last week as he signed a new one year extension at Loftus Road, having impressed in the Under 23 setup following his arrival from Derby County last November and made his way into John Eustace’s first team, he was relishing the coming campaign.
“I’m really excited. I’m going into my first pre-season here and it is going to be hard but I’m excited to get it underway and then for the season to start. I came as an U23s player and by the end of the season I had got myself into the first-team bracket, so that was a big positive for me and hopefully I can carry on where I left off.”
“He gave Tyler a good opportunity at Forest and he said as long as you work hard then he’ll warm to you. Everyone knows that he likes a youngster playing for him, so I’ve got to try and force myself in. There are quite a few of us youngsters that have got a lot of potential. Hopefully he can bring the best out of us.”