By Craig Chisnall
SAM WALKER has revealed he didn’t have to think twice after making a permanent switch to Colchester.
The 22-year-old has been on-loan at the U’s from Chelsea since January 2013 but is now their permanent player for the next 18-months.
Walker moved to the Blues for a six-figure fee when he was just 15 but failed to make a senior appearance for the Premier League giants.
The 6ft 5ins keeper had spells on loan with Barnet, Northampton, Yeovil and Bristol Rovers but has loved life under Joe Dunne at Colchester.
“It’s always felt right here and there was no hesitation to come here on a permanent basis,” said Walker.
“I’m really pleased to be a Colchester player permanently and this is a chance for me to really make a mark.
“I had a great grounding at Chelsea and learnt so much but the time was right to move on and I’m excited about the future.”
For more of Sam Walker’s thoughts buy this Sunday’s Football League Paper.