Walker to put pen to paper
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
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
“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
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.