salford city sign former bolton wanderers player tom walker
Salford City are delighted to announce the signing of Tom Walker from FC United on an eighteen month contract.
Salford-born Tom Walker (22) joined Bolton Wanderers’ academy at the age of 9 and made his first team bow in January 2015 during an EFL Championship game -vs- Leeds United at the Macron Stadium. A further 10 appearances followed during that season with one goal scored.
Tom made 10 more appearances during the following campaign before he joined Bury on loan for season 2016-2017. He appeared 15 times for the Shakers, netting once.
Released by Bolton during the summer he signed for Stockport before moving to FC United in October.
Tom quickly became a favourite among the Broadhurst Park faithful and his performances playing against the Ammies during over Christmas particularly caught the eye. He has been operating as a left wing-back for FC but can also play as a full-back or in a midfield role.
Salford joint-manager Bernard Morley had this to say about the Ammies’ latest acquisition: We were impressed with what we saw during the last two games against FC United – you can say he’s been a stand out player in both games. Very direct, young and fits the profile of what we’re looking for. Tom is ambitious, very direct creative, willing to learn and has a good pedigree. He’s still young but has a good background, he’s played in the league so he understands the game and we hope he’s up for the challenge. We’re not sure if he’ll be starting tomorrow’s game at Stockport County but he will certainly be in contention for a place.
An exciting signing for the club and we’d like to offer Tom a warm welcome his hometown club.