Here for keeps – Sam Walker signs new deal at Colchester United

Sam Walker

Sam Walker - Credit: Archant

Sam Walker has today signed a new contract.

Highly-rated keeper Walker, whose current Colchester United contract was due to expire this summer, put pen to paper on a new deal after a few weeks of negotiation.

“I’m pleased that I’ve got it all sorted out,” explained Walker, who has signed a new deal until the summer of 2016.

“I’ve been through a lot already at Colchester United, and I feel that I am developing as a keeper here.

“It feels very comfortable, being at this club, and although it’s been a changing squad, I feel like I’m one of the more experienced players at the club.

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“We’ve had a lot of downs, but also a lot of ups as well,” added Walker.

Former Chelsea trainee Walker saved a penalty in his last appearance, keeping out Aaron McLean’s 88th minute spot kick before George Moncur’s injury-time goal snatched a 1-0 win over Peterborough, in the second round of the FA Cup.

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The U’s entertain Rochdale tomorrow.

Manager Tony Humes could well name an unchanged side, from the Posh game – midfielder Alex Gilbey will again miss out, due to a sore hamstring.

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