Berwick Rangers Football Club confirmed the addition of midfielder Allan Walker yesterday (Wednesday) evening, and the club are pleased to offer more on Allan’s background.
Allan started his career in senior football with a spell at Livingston after a spell in the youth system of Hibernian. The 29 year-old would make 72 appearances, not including a loan spell with Raith Rovers in 2007.
In that Summer, the midfielder would join the Starks Park side permanently and tasted success in his first year as he played a key part in a side which went on to win the Scottish Second Division, now known as League One.
Then-Raith boss John McGlynn noted Walker’s “strength, aggression and skill” as being key parts of Walker’s game, and those attributes served him well throughout a five year spell with the club, making 139 appearances across five seasons before moving on to Brechin City in 2013.
However Walker’s time with City wasn’t to be as successful as his time in Fife, the midfielder leaving the club at the end of last season having made 16 appearances, agreeing to return to the Kingdom, this time to join East Fife.
But after 15 appearances with Gary Naysmith’s side, the last of which coming in a 1-1 draw with Montrose on December 19th, Walker was allowed to terminate his deal to join the ‘Gers.
Known as a keen communicator in the heart of midfield, Allan admitted to the Daily Record in 2013 that he learnt to utilise his vocal chords after coming up against former Celtic boss Neil Lennon, admitting:
“I was only 19 at the time and the thing that struck me about Lennon was how he was always shouting and moaning. These boys were a level above you and you look at them and take what they do.
“Since then I’ve learned to moan when I don’t get things my own way, everybody moans. It was great to see that from Neil at close quarters!”
The club would like to extend a warm welcome to Allan and look forward to seeing him in action. Subject to SFA clearance, fans may be treated to his debut in this weekend’s home clash with Annan Athletic.