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DES Walker may have won 59 caps for Eng­land but the for­mer de­fender claims his son Tyler is a bet­ter player than he ever was.

De­spite be­ing just 18, Walker Jr is al­ready mak­ing a name for him­self as a striker at his dad’s old club Not­ting­ham For­est and a string of im­pres­sive dis­plays have Des ex­cited.

“He is a more tal­ented player than I was – I only had to kick peo­ple,” said 49-yearold Walker, who scored just once in a Reds shirt – a tally al­ready beaten by his boy.

He adds: “When I hear For­est fans singing ‘He’s one of our own’, that al­ways hits me hard be­cause he is one of their own.

“I was born in Lon­don, but he was born here, lives here and loves the club.”

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