Andy Walker, born 6th April 1965 in Glasgow, started his career at today's opponents Motherwell in 1984. During his three years with the 'well, Walker played 93 games, scoring 20 goals.
In 1987, Celtic bought Walker for a fee of £350,000, to replace the Manchester United bound Brian McClair. Walker's first season with the Hoops was a big success. He made his competitive debut in the opening league match of the season, scoring a brace as Celtic beat Morton 4-0 away on August 8th.
From there, Walker's debut season went from strength to strength. Walker’s goals were a huge factor in Celtic’s march to the league and Scottish Cup double in his debut season and by the summer of 1988 things were looking rosy for club and player. Walker even went on to make his Scotland debut in this year, against Colombia. But as so often is the case in football the dream quickly developed into a nightmare. A stale Celtic and a seemingly jaded Walker struggled to recapture the form of 1987-88 and by the turn of the decade the player was sliding out of the first team picture at a club riddled by a lack of ambition and quality.
Walker's lack of form and a falling out with manager Liam Brady led to the exit door. In his first spell at Celtic Park, Walker scored 55 goals in five years. A brief spell with Newcastle United was followed by a permanent move to Bolton Wanderers in 1992.
It was Phil Neal who brought Walker to Burnden Park, although it was under the stewardship of Bruce Rioch that Walker really flourished.
Developing a formidable partnership with Wanderers legend John McGinlay, Bolton gained promotion back into the First Division (the Championship) in 1993. It was also that season where Bolton gained the reputation of Giant Killers, known as the 'White Hot' days. Andy Walker would go on to score against Liverpool at Anfield, in an extraordinary 2-0 victory.
Walker was unbelievably prolific during his two and a half years with Bolton, scoring 55 goals in 87 games. This form led to a further two caps for Scotland. His goal scoring exploits was convincing enough for Celtic to re-sign Walker in 1994.
Walker's second spell at Celtic Park was less successful. Despite a Scottish Cup winners medal in 1995, Walker did not get to play in the final. In 1996, Andy Walker signed for Sheffield United for £500,000. Spells with seven other clubs followed, and Walker hung up his boots in 2000.
In 2005, Andy Walker was voted the 14th greatest ever Bolton Wanderers player.
Here is the famous White Hot game at Anfield: