PACE man Tyler Walker looks set to make a rapid Wanderers debut – but Phil Parkinson has warned against making comparisons with Gary Madine.

It is understood the Nottingham Forest loanee will come straight into the equation tonight against Bristol City, having initially been brought in as a foil for the erstwhile Whites top-scorer.

Walker has started just seven Championship games for Forest this season, making the majority of his 16 appearances from the bench. But Parkinson has seen enough in the 21-year-old to suggest he can make an immediate impact.

“Tyler was one we looked to bring in when Gaz [Madine] was still here. I have to stress he’s not a replacement for him, or the same type of striker,” he said. “He’s got good energy and we’ve seen a lot of him at Forest, plus his loan moves at Port Vale and Stevenage. We think he’s ready to go.”

Madine’s departure has also opened the door for Wanderers’ other strikers, including fans’ favourite Adam Le Fondre and the up-and-coming Connor Hall, who has been in superb scoring form for David Lee’s Under-23s.

“There are players who, maybe have not made significant contributions to date, now have a chance,” Parkinson said. “Everyone who is with us now has to be ready to carry on the professionalism showed so far into the last third.

“There will be opportunities for everyone in the games we have coming up.”