Walker: It's great to play again
English Barclays Premiership
Ian Walker is back in the first-team frame again - but insists his position at the Lane has not changed.
The long-serving goalkeeper handed in a transfer request last Friday - accepted by the club - but in typical, ironic football fashion, came in from the cold when Neil Sullivan was sent off at Brentford on Tuesday.
New first-choice keeper Sullivan will have to serve a one-match ban and will miss the Premiership trip to Coventry City on October 14.
Walker said: "It doesn't really change my position. I presume Sully will play the next few games until his ban comes in. I think that will be Coventry away and it will be great to play in that game.
"Obviously I was disappointed at the start of the season and it was just nice to get out there in a proper game and just play a match. It feels like a long time since I did that - it seems like it anyway.
"We can only wait to see what happens now. I've always said that I just want to play. At the moment I'm not playing regularly and I need to be.
"It was nice just to get out there and now I should have another game coming up. At least that's something to look forward to. When you work so hard in training you always need something at the end of it."