Tuesday 15th December 2009
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Dorset Echoby Derek Bish

Centre-half Nathan Walker has said goodbye to his Wimborne Town team-mates as he prepares to move to the Jewson Stadium to join up with Ashley Vickers and Dorchester Town.

The 23-year-old is expected to put pen to paper today on terms that will see him registered for both the Magpies and his former club.

Walker has gained a reputation for being a goalscoring defender after netting in each of his two games – against Brading on Saturday and the winner last Tuesday at Tooting & Eling.

Ex-Dorchester player, and now Wimborne manager Alex Browne, said: “It’s good for Wimborne they are developing players to go higher. We will miss Nathan, but we wish him all the best.

“We’ll still have his registration so if things don’t pan out like he wants them to, he’s always welcome back with us.

“If he doesn’t get games, hopefully Dorchester will let him play for us.

“I hope it works out for him. He has the ability. There are one or two things he needs to work on, but I’m sure he’ll be able to do that at Dorchester.”

The transfer could finally be completed after the Magpies made it clear that Vickers would remain in charge until after Christmas.

“Nathan phoned me up every night last week for advice because I’m his friend as well as his manager,” added Browne. “I told him to speak to Dorchester chairman Shaun Hearn to get it from the horse’s mouth and I think they have sorted something out.”

And Walker could feature in a hastily-arranged friendly tonight or an in-house practice game, depending on what Vickers is able to sort out for his charges.

They have not played since winning 2-1 at home to Hampton & Richmond and will not play again until they visit Chelmsford City on Saturday.

“He’s coming but he hasn’t signed the papers yet,” said Vickers. “I don’t like to say it’s done until it’s done, but it’s in the process of being done, he said his goodbyes to Wimborne and we are looking forward to welcoming him.”

Dorchester are set to take on Bridport tonight in a friendly at the Jewson Stadium.

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