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Sam’s the man in goal

07:00 07 February 2013

Colchester keeper Sam Walker, pictured at Fratton Park

Colchester keeper Sam Walker, pictured at Fratton Park

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SAM Walker has made quite an impression, since his loan move from Chelsea.

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Colchester United’s new keeper has caught the eye in all three of his appearances, two of which the U’s won, against Walsall and Portsmouth.

And he was man-of-the-match in Tuesday night’s 1-0 home defeat by Swindon Town.

U’s boss Joe Dunne enthused: “Sam is a tremendous presence between the sticks.

“He mis-kicked a bit (on Tuesday). However, he is a big frame to get the ball past.

“He’s made two or three excellent saves, more than (Wes) Foderingham (Swindon keeper). He’s a massive presence,” added Dunne.

The U’s entertain Preston on Saturday.

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