After rumours circled on social media over the weekend, it was confirmed by Bolton News reporter Marc Iles that former Chelsea and Colchester United goalkeeper Sam Walker is on trial with Bolton Wanderers.
Sam Walker on the verge of being announced for Bolton #bwfc #colu— Freddie Laidler (@Freddie_Laidler) July 15, 2018
Excuse the lack of a long lens! pic.twitter.com/NBpMTuX0pm— Marc Iles (@MarcIles) July 17, 2018
The 26 year old shot stopper played for Wanderers in the behind closed doors friendly against Morecambe.
So who is Sam Walker? Well, the goalie started his career with Millwall, before moving to Premier League giants, Chelsea, in 2007 for £500,000.
As a youth player for The Blues, Walker played a key role in the 2010 FA Youth Cup win, alongside the likes of Jeffrey Bruma and Josh McEachran. After a few loan spells away, Walker moved permanently to Colchester United in 2014.
In four years with the U’s, Walker played 213 times, keeping 57 clean sheets.
I’m guessing whether Wanderers sign him will depend on how he performed against Morecambe and how he does in training.
Two other trialists featutred against Morecambe. Former Middlesbrough and Bristol City midfielder Gary O’Neil and former Birmingham City winger, David Cotterill.
Eight changes for Wanderers. They now line up as follows:— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) July 17, 2018
Walker, Olkowski, @liamedwards49, @Beeves16, Darby, Cotterrill, O'Neil, @EaringJack, @dennis_politic, @pritchard_joe, Brown.
(70) #BWFC 0-0 #MorecambeFC
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