Our long-serving goalkeeper has withdrawn his transfer request after losing his number one spot to summer arrival Neil Sullivan and has pledged to fight for his place back.
After six seasons as our undisputed number one in the Premiership Walker has naturally found it difficult to come to terms with playing in front of sparse crowds for the reserves — not that it has shown in his performances.
The 29-year-old England international revealed: “I will probably give it until after Christmas to see what happens and then I’ll maybe try to get out on loan at some stage.
“It’s okay playing for the reserves because when you train hard all week you do need a game but I need proper, competitive games in front of a few crowds, games that really mean something.
“So I’ll be looking to go out on loan if the club will let me. That will be ideal. You can always have a straight call back if anything happens anyway.
“It’s not the right time to do it now but probably after Christmas, perhaps January will be the right time and maybe I’ll sit down with George (Graham) and see what he says.”
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By Paul Miles
Ian Walker may try to kick-start his season with a loan spell after Christmas.