York City striker Jason Walker plays down 14-goal haul

Jason Walker
Walker is the fastest player to reach 10 goals for York at the start of a season

York City striker Jason Walker has played down his outstanding start to life at Bootham Crescent.

The 27-year-old has scored 14 goals in 17 games, including an overhead kick in which has more than 130,000 YouTube hits.

"It's just what I'm paid to do. I'm paid to score goals and long may it continue," he told BBC Radio York.

"It is probably better than I thought I would do. I think it's down to the football that we play."

On his internet clip, he joked: "I've watched it 50 or 60,000 times myself. It's nice that people are watching it but, like I said, it's what I'm paid to do, it was a good equaliser."

Walker was less happy about the two dropped home points in Tuesday's in which he scored a brace.

"We dominated the game, especially in the second half where they didn't really have a shot on goal," he said.

"We did break them down in the end, and we could have gone on to win it."

On his late 21-yard free-kick equaliser, he added: "I can't really hit them from any further out to be honest, but I just fancied it and luckily it went in.

"At the end of the day we didn't get beaten, so we go on to Hayes and Yeading on Saturday.

"They're all tough in this league, especially if we go away, but if we prepare right, hopefully we'll be travelling back with three points."

Walker's 14-goal tally already equals that of York's top scorer in the whole of last season, Michael Rankine, and makes him the Blue Square Bet Premier's second-highest scorer.

"Really you're looking for one goal in two, which is a really good record, so long may it continue," he added.

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