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A Season in Statistics Player-By-Player: Tom Walker

A youngster who has been given a new contract, much to everyone's bemusement

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Given that the likes of Niall Maher and Oscar Threlkeld have been released at the end of their contracts despite some good form, it seemed inevitable Tom Walker would also be on his way from Bolton Wanderers this summer.

However, after a season in which he failed to follow through on the promise he suggested he had at the end of the previous campaign, he was rewarded with a new contract for next season.

Appearances - 7

Walker had been one of our better players over the last 10 or so games at the end of the previous season, so his paltry total of just seven league games this season has been hugely disappointing. And when he has been given the opportunity to play, he's barely figured in games and looked a shadow of the player we thought he could be.

Goals Conceded - 18 (2.57 per game)

Only two players have higher goals conceded per game ratios than Walker this season, Liam Trotter and Alex Finney. Whether that is a reflection on Walker or not, who knows, but Bolton have failed to keep a clean sheet in any game he's played in and his appearances include the 3-0 at Middlesbrough, 6-0 at Bristol City and 4-1 at Huddersfield.

Review

Points won - 2 at 0.28 per game, those being the home draws with Nottingham Forest and Brighton

Assists - 0

Goals - 0

Bookings - 0

Red cards - 0

Overall Season Performance - F

His potential talent seems to be dwindling, and this season has been a massive waste for the youngster. Personally, I think it would have seemed a much better use of resources to keep hold of both Threlkeld and Maher for next season than Walker.