Thamesmead Town goalkeeper Andy Walker: The support and messages from everyone involved in non-league has been mind-blowing!

Monday 26th September 2016

THAMESMEAD TOWN goalkeeper Andy Walker vows to be back in action as soon as he can following his operation today.

The 34-year-old model professional broke his knee-cap in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Great Wakering Rovers in a Ryman League Division One North match, after colliding with team-mate Joe Denny in the build-up to the home side’s late winning goal.

Walker, who’s previous clubs include Tonbridge Angels, Bromley, Maidstone United and Cray Wanderers, contacted to thank his many well-wishers.

Walker, who went in for surgery at nine o’clock this morning, said: “I’m positive about coming back. There’s no way I’m going out like that!

“Anyway, thank you for your support, the support and messages from everyone involved in non-league has been mind-blowing!

Walker provided an update following his operation at six o’clock this evening.

“Op went well but I’m in a lot of pain! I’ll be back making saves ASAP,” he said.

When asked how long he will be out of action for, Walker replied: “Unsure how long mate.  I’m pretty driven so hopefully working hard at rehab, will make it as short as possible.”

Time out on the sidelines through injury is not the only problem that Walker is facing at the moment.

“I’m an account manager for a fashion manufacturer but was made redundant a few weeks ago, so I’m looking for work.  Not good timing this at all!”

Walker, who lives in Bexleyheath, and is rated as one of the best goalkeepers in non-league circles in Kent, hopes a reader who runs his own business can offer him employment. He said he does not use any social media.

“That would be amazing! I’m looking for an account manager/sales exec type role. I currently manage a clothing account and I’m also production manager for ladies’ fashion.”

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