Alex Walker (footballer)

Alexander "Alex" Walker (born 25 April 1984) is a Scottish former professional footballer.

Alex Walker
Personal information
Full name Alexander Walker
Date of birth (1984-04-25) 25 April 1984 (age 35)
Place of birth Bellshill, Scotland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
–2003 Rangers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 Rangers 2 (0)
2004Clyde (loan) 15 (1)
2005–2010 Greenock Morton 84 (4)
2010Brechin City (loan) 3 (0)
2010–2011 East Stirlingshire 18 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2 September 2011

Walker has previously played for Rangers and Greenock Morton, as well as having loan spells at Clyde and Brechin City. He played mainly as a defender, although he also played in midfield.

CareerEdit

He began his career at Rangers, where he made 2 appearances. Walker made his senior league début in a 1–0 win over Motherwell at Fir Park, coming off the bench to replace Hamed Namouchi.[1] Walker had a six-month loan spell at Clyde in which he made his Bully Wee début in a 1–0 victory at Broadwood Stadium against Ross County. During this time, Walker won the SFL young player of the month award for September 2004.[2] After his short-term deal at Broadwood, Walker went to Sweden for a couple of months but decided to come back home. he joined Morton in July 2005.[3] Walker made his Morton début in a 3–2 (AET) Challenge Cup win over Gretna, in which assistant boss at Morton, Derek Collins, and later-to-be teammate Ryan McGuffie played for the opposition.[4] His senior league debut was the following week against Raith Rovers, in which Morton triumphed 2–0 in front of 3,222 fans.[5] He signed a new contract in May 2009, for another year at Morton.[6] Being out of contract in the summer, and struggling for fitness, Walker was loaned to Brechin City for three months in January 2010.[7] Walker suffered a recurrence of a groin injury, where he underwent surgery but remained at Brechin until April.[8] He was released at the end of the 2009–10 season.[9] After his release from Morton, Walker decided to go part-time and was signed up by ex-manager Jim McInally at East Stirlingshire for the 2010–11 season.[10]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Greenock Morton

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Motherwell 0–1 Rangers". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 16 September 2008.
  2. ^ "Walker gets September award". BBC Sport. 5 October 2004. Retrieved 9 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Morton bring in former SPL pair". BBC Sport. 10 July 2005. Retrieved 9 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Morton 3–2 Gretna". Soccerbase. Retrieved 14 September 2008.
  5. ^ "Morton 2–0 Raith". Soccerbase. Retrieved 19 November 2008.
  6. ^ Graham, Roger (18 May 2009). "Walker, Wake get new deals for a season". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 18 May 2009.
  7. ^ "Grady rates game 50–50". Greenock Telegraph. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2010.
  8. ^ Mitchell, Steve (25 February 2010). "Duffy: "Look after fans and play in the summer"". Brechin Advertiser. Archived from the original on 20 July 2012. Retrieved 24 March 2010.
  9. ^ Graham, Roger (18 May 2010). "Brian Graham signs new Ton deal". Greenock Telegraph. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
  10. ^ "Kean for Morton, Walker for Shire". BBC Sport. 30 June 2010.

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