NEW signing Tom Walker was thrown in at the deep end in the 2-2 draw at Stockport County, just a day after signing from FC United of Manchester.
The midfielder was one of two changes at Edgeley Park as Michael Nottingham scored late to earn Salford a point, and says he is looking forward to getting more opportunities with the league leaders.
“To be honest with you I found it quite difficult first half, I didn’t get many touches on the ball but going forward hopefully if I play left or right again I’ll get more chances and show people what I can do.
“I’m comfortable right or left but I would say on the left because it feels more natural to me and I’ve played there more than I have on the right.”
The Ammies went in at the break trailing 1-0 to Jason Oswell’s header, but a perky start to the second half saw Jack Redshaw equalise before Walker, who moved to the left-hand side in the second half, was replaced by Mike Phenix on the hour mark.
“I definitely think we deserved something out of the game!
“I couldn’t really see the goal but I was happy when I heard all of our fans and the dugout cheering, so I think we deserved a point.”
Joint-manager Bernard Morley added: “I think it’s always going to be difficult for a young lad that comes into a side at Stockport away.
“If you pick and choose your games, some players might say they want their debut at Stockport away and some might not but Tom’s done everything we asked him to do, we got a good 60 minutes out of him, and he’ll go away obviously pleased with the point.”
A NEW START
Walker joins The Ammies in time for a testing period which includes games against fellow promotion chasers Harrogate Town and Brackley Town.
Next up though is a trip to Darlington on Wednesday 10th January, and Walker has been informed of the intensity of the fixture.
“Wednesday’s obviously a massive game, a few of the lads were telling me Darlington’s quite a big game for us so we’ll be up for that!”