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Walker To Play In Midfield Role

6 July 2017

Clubs' latest signing knows he will operate in midfied role after playing cente-half for Pools in the second half of last season.

The club’s latest summer signing Brad Walker knows he has been brought into the club to play in centre midfield. Walker, 21, signed a two-year deal earlier this week and after holding talks with boss David Artell about his role, he will certainly start his Crewe career in the engine room.

The former Hartlepool United man has already amassed over 100 career appearances and has a decent return of 10 goals, although he has on a number of occasions played at centre-half for his former club.

Walker, who won the League Two Apprentice Of The Year Award in 2014 told Crewe iFollow: “It's a big test for me, I'm still 21 and it's my first time living away from home. I just have to do what I know I can do and show people what I can do.

“I spoke with the manager about where he sees me and where I see myself. I really enjoyed my time at centre-half during the back-end of last season, but hopefully I can come here and sit in front of the back four and do what I need to do, let's win some games.

“I've scored 10 goals but just one of them was a header, the main thing is to do my bit for the team and the rest will take care of itself.

“I think we need to be up there. Just looking at the stadium, this is not a League Two football club, so we need to get it back to where it belongs.”

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