Walker Wings Way To Trinity

Double Signing

Gainsborough Trinity boss Lee Sinnott has moved to bolster his attacking options with the acquisition of pacey left winger Nicky Walker from Shaw Lane AFC. Walker, who started his career at Rotherham United, spent time out on loan at Barrow in the National League, Wycombe Wanderers and Grimsby Town, prior to signing for league rivals Boston United on a free transfer.

A rapid winger, with an eye for goal Nicky has netted five times in the National league whilst with the Pilgrims and will be looking to add to that tally in Gainsborough Blue. Following a stint at Buxton, where he scored six times in a short spell, Walker arrived at Shaw Lane for the 2017/18 season. Netting nine times this campaign, despite limited opportunities, it is thought Walker’s injection of pace will boost Trinity’s attacking fortunes, giving a fresh outlet for the Blues’ attacks.

Of the capture Trinity’s new assistant manager John Reed, who has worked with Walker this season, was keen to say, “Nicky has pace to burn, he is quick, direct, scores and creates goals. He will give us something we haven’t currently got in the side and will change games for us. He is the type of player that will get people excited. He’s your typical type of winger really, but I believe he can go higher. I think Gainsborough will be a great platform for Nicky to showcase his talent.”

As he signed on the dotted line, Nicky explained how the move came about, "A few days after Reedy (assistant manager, John Reed) left Shaw Lane I spoke to him and wished him well, then a few more days went by and he'd spoken to the gaffer (Lee) about me and they put 7 days notice in. It was a difficult decision because I'd had a great season playing lots of games as well as scoring and assisting often and enjoying my football..."

He continued, "Reedy always helped me and played a big part in my own development this year and one of the main reasons to join Gainsborough was because I know he can continue to make me a better player. I'll always work hard and I hope to make an instant impact here." And as the flying forward finished training, he declared: "My goals for the rest of the season are to firstly do my all to keep Gainsborough in this division and contribute to some goals and win games of football."

Here's hoping that Nicky does just that! Welcome to Gainsborough, Nicky #TrinityFamily

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