MAGPIES: Move was my decision: Nathan

AVENUE SWITCH: Nathan Walker

AVENUE SWITCH: Nathan Walker

First published in Sport Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by

NATHAN Walker’s loan move to the Magpies came about at his own request.

The defender is desperate to play games and is looking forward to helping Dorchester Town with their survival bid.

He also wishes the Terras well over the next month and has not discounted the possibility of still playing a major role in their run-in to the end of the season.

Walker told Echosport: “It was my choice to go out on loan. I am 27 years-old and I want to be playing games.

“It has been 10 weeks since I last started a league game with Wey-mouth and although I have come on up front a couple of times, I am not a forward player either.

“I am at Dorchester now for a month and it could go longer, but that would be down to the two clubs.

“I would certainly be willing to stay there but, at the same time, if I go out and get my match fitness up, and Weymouth are pushing and would like me back, I would be ready to go straight into it.

“In many ways it’s a good move for everyone.”

Dorchester, who travel to Chelmsford City today (3pm), currently lie seven points adrift of safety in Skrill South.

Commenting on their predicament, Walker added: “I just want to go there and help my old club pick up as many points as they can, so they can stay in that league.

“It’s great Phil Simkin (Dorchester boss) has taken me back and I have a lot of friends there both on and off the field.

“I went training with them on Thursday night and it felt like I had never been away.

“Chelmsford is going to be tough but every game is in this league, so hopefully we can go there and come away with something.”

When asked about his long-term plans, Walker continued: “Like I said, it’s about getting games at the moment and then we will see what comes of it.

“My contract is up at the end of the season and if Jason Matthews (Weymouth boss) wants to sit down and talk to me then, I would be more than happy to.

“In the meantime, I wish everyone at Weymouth well over the next month.

“They have a great bunch of lads down there and hopefully they can continue picking up good results.”

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