Walker urged to make a name for himself after Hatters exit

Attacker Dan Walker would have struggled to break into Town’s first team had he stayed at the club according to boss John Still, writes Mike Simmonds.
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Dan Walker

The 23-year-old saw his three-year stint at Kenilworth Road ended last week when he wasn’t offered a new deal.

Walker, who had joined from Bedford Town after impressing against Hatters in a pre-season friendly was mainly used as a substitute, making 36 appearances and scoring five goals.

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Still said: “I did have a chat with him and think he felt, and even I felt, he needs to go and try and nail a regular place down for himself.

“He’s got some attributes, he really has, but I think with the attacking players we have, it might have been a bit difficult for him.”

During his time at Kenilworth Road, Walker had spent numerous loan spells at Eastbourne, Cambridge, Southport and Braintree

On hearing the news, Walker himself tweeted: “I would like to thank everyone at Luton town f.c for my 3 years at the club.

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“Although I only made a few starts and a lot of substitute appearances I enjoyed my spell with the club and met a number of wonderful people along the way!

“Hopefully this will now allow me to push on with my career and show people what I’m capable of.

“I wish the club all the best for the future and I hope they get into the football league where they belong.”

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