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Walker: Here To Help As Best I Can

26 December 2020

Sam Walker is pleased to be given the opportunity to help at Blackpool after joining the Club on an emergency loan deal over the Christmas period.

The Reading shot-stopper temporarily joined the Seasiders on a week-long loan deal after Chris Maxwell tested positive for Coronavirus and is therefore self-isolating.

On the move, Walker says he is happy to be at the Club, and will help as best he can whilst with the side.

“I’m pleased to be here and will help as much as I can whilst I’m here,” Walker said.

“I trained with the team on Christmas Eve for the first time, and it seems like a really good squad here, with the team in a really good position. There was a really good atmosphere around the place and everyone was looking forward to the game on Boxing Day, which has unfortunately now been postponed.

“I’ve been second choice at Reading for the majority of the season, but I’m ready and fit to get going for as long needs be.”

Describing how the temporary move to Bloomfield Road came about, the 29-year-old admits his performances against Blackpool for Reading in the FA Cup third round last season played a part in securing the move to the seaside.

“I played against Blackpool a couple of times in the FA Cup last season, and Steve Banks seemed to remember me from those matches,” he explained.

“He believed I played well, so got in touch with my goalkeeping coach down at Reading and asked if I was interested to come up and help out an emergency basis, which I was delighted to do.

“Of course, at this time of the year during Christmas it was a big decision to make, especially as I have a young family. But, football is a major part of my life, and hopefully I can come in and do a good job for the side whilst I’m here.”


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