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Walker re-joins Curzon
Friday 12th January 2018 @ 15:22 by Mark Phillip
Football Sports

Curzon Ashton have confirmed the loan signing of midfielder Sam Walker from Stockport County.

Walker re-joins the Nash having been a pivotal figure in the club’s rise up the football pyramid in recent years.

The 30-year-old captained the club during the two seasons in which Curzon claimed back-to-back promotions, rising from the Evo-Stik First Division North to the National League North.

Previously at Woodley Sports and Mossley, Walker joined Curzon in 2011 and quickly became a fans favourite, scoring 41 goals in 206 appearances.

Walker’s performances were rewarded with a move to National League side Halifax Town in 2015. During his time at The Shay, he secured an FA Trophy Final victory against Grimsby Town at Wembley Stadium.

Moves to Salford City and Stockport County followed, although Walker has been unable to make himself a first team regular under Hatters boss Jim Gannon this season.

Upon joining the club, Walker said: “It feels great to be back. From the minute I walked back through the doors, seeing all the old faces, it feels like I’ve never been away. The welcome back I’ve received has been very humbling and something that makes the club so special. I’m looking forward to playing and winning as many games as possible for this great club.”

Manager John Flanagan added: “We’re delighted to have secured the services of Sam on a loan deal from Stockport County. I’d like to thank everybody at County for being very helpful and pushing this loan through at very short notice. We know Sam’s qualities and what he is going to bring to us and I’m sure we’re both going enjoy our time together.”

Pic: Curzon Ashton