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12 January 2024

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12 January 2024

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Sam Walker is looking forward to the prospect of making his debut for the Bantams ahead of City’s trip to face Colchester United at the JobServe Community Stadium tomorrow.

The Bantams' latest recruit is ready and raring to go, insisting the chance to come and play at the University of Bradford Stadium was one he could not turn down.

Having a pre-existing relationship with Colin Doyle was important for Walker, who will look to use that as he settles into his new surroundings.

“I am delighted to get it over the line, and cannot wait to get going,” he said.

“When a club like Bradford City give you a call, the opportunity to play for a club with such stature and history is one that excites you.

“My deal with Charlton ran out Monday, so the timing was perfect.

“There was an opportunity to extend that, but when there is a chance to play and put on a Bradford City shirt, you cannot turn that down.

“Me and Doyler have a great relationship. We had a year at Kilmarnock and we got on great. We see goalkeeping, and the world as whole, in a similar way.

“When he came here to Bradford, we kept in touch with each other, and he was a big help.

“A big positive when coming to a new club is the pre-existing relationships you may have at the club, like with Doyler and with Ash Taylor, who I played with at Kilmarnock as well.”

The former Colchester United stopper is looking forward to returning to his former team tomorrow.

While looking forward to seeing some familiar faces after the game, he insists his focus is 100% on the performance, both individually and for his City team as a whole.

“It will be nice to see some old faces, but the focus is on the performance,” Walker added.

“It (the fixture) was one of the first things I looked at. It is funny how football can work at times.

“I have a lot of happy memories at Colchester. I have not been back there since I left in 2018. Hopefully, we can come away picking up three points for the fans and the club.”

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