Sam Walker: Colchester United goalkeeper signs new deal

Sam Walker
Former Chelsea trainee Sam Walker has made 22 appearances in all competitions so far this season

Colchester United goalkeeper Sam Walker has signed a new one-year contract extension until the end of next season.

The 23-year-old arrived from Chelsea in January after two previous loan spells.

Walker told BBC Essex: "I'm very happy and very comfortable here. I'm playing first-team football and developing so this is the right place to be.

"I could have held on until January but I don't have any interest at this stage of my career in going anywhere to sit on the bench or be a squad player."

Walker has made 158 appearances in all competitions so far in a career which has also taken in loan spells at Yeovil and Northampton.

Colchester currently lie 22nd in League One, two points adrift of safety.

"I think the signing of [experienced former QPR and Reading defender] Kaspars Gorkss is huge," added Walker. "I was thrilled when he walked through the door.

"He's just what we need at the back in terms of a real calming influence and experience. Fair play to everyone who made the signing happen."

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