12 Jan 2018 in News
Curzon Ashton are delighted to announce the return of former captain Sam Walker on a loan deal from Stockport County.
Thirty-year-old Walker captained the Nash in the back-to-back promotion campaigns that saw the club rise to the National League North.
Sam became one of John Flanagan’s first signings when he joined the Nash for his first spell back in 2011, having previously playing at Woodley Sports and Mossley.
He went on to make 206 appearances at the heart of the Nash’s midfield, scoring 41 goals, across four seasons.
After impressing for several seasons in a blue shirt, Walker signed for National League side Halifax Town for the 2015/16 season.
After an FA Trophy victory against Grimsby at Wembley Stadium, Walker moved onto league rivals Salford City in 2016 before joining up with Stockport County for the start of this campaign.
Talking about his return, Sam said: “It feels great to be back. From the minute I walked back through the doors, seeing all the old faces, it feels like I’ve never been away. The welcome back I’ve received has been very humbling and something that makes the club so special. I’m looking forward to playing and winning as many games as possible for this great club.”
Manager John Flanagan added: “We’re delighted to have secured the services of Sam on a loan deal from Stockport County. I’d like to thank everybody at County for being very helpful and pushing this loan through at very short notice. We know Sam’s qualities and what he is going to bring to us and I’m sure we’re both going enjoy our time together.”
Everyone at Curzon would like to extend a warm welcome to Sam on his return and wish him all the very best with his time back at the Nash!
Article: Lucas Flanagan