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U's Flash: Sam Signs

12 December 2014

Walker extends U's stay

We are delighted to confirm that goalkeeper Sam Walker has signed a new deal at the U's.

The keeper has put pen to paper on a contract that extends his time in north Essex until the summer of 2016.

After arriving at the U’s on loan from Chelsea initially, the twenty-three year old made fifty appearances before signing permanently at the start of this year.

He has been virtually ever present in the time he has spent at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, on loan and as a fully-fledged U’s player, and is now approaching 100 games in total for the U’s.

News of contract talks has been openly discussed and Sam told the official website that it was only a matter of time before he signed on the dotted line.

“I wanted to stay and the club wanted me to stay so it was just a case of getting things right for both parties in the contract," he said.

“I’m delighted that it’s all done now. I felt fully comfortable immediately when I first arrived and I still feel that way.

“Our league position doesn’t reflect the talent in the squad and I feel that there is so more to come from this group of players and I want to be part of it.”

The extended contract has been signed by all parties and just has to be ratified by the relevant authorities. 

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