Walker to leave Minstermen

York City striker Jason Walker has confirmed he will leave the club this summer, while Matty Blair also appears set to leave.

Last Updated: 29/04/13 at 17:57

Jason Walker: Free to find a new club

Jason Walker: Free to find a new club

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

The 29-year-old, who joined the Minstermen in 2011, is out of contract at Bootham Crescent and will now look for a new club.

Walker scored 18 goals last season as York returned to the Football League and added a further nine this year as they secured final-day survival with a 1-0 win at Dagenham.

The striker leaves the club with a heavy heart but is relishing a new challenge.

"I've needed a change of scenery for a while now," he said. "I enjoyed my time at the club but I've known for the past few months I'd be moving on. I was not offered a new deal as such, but I think it was down to finances.

"I'm obviously pleased we stayed in the division and wish the club all the best for the future."

Walker, who was signed by Gary Mills, was impressed by the job Nigel Worthington did, but feels he did not fit into his style of play.

"Nigel Worthington obviously had a positive effect on the lads and came in with his own ideas and organised us slightly differently," he added. "But Gary Mills had a good style too, it was a sad time when he left especially bearing in mind what he did during his time at the club.

"It's been on the cards for a while and to be honest, I'm not sure that my game fits in with they way Nigel Worthington is looking to play. But I'm sure they'll do well and I'll be looking out for all their results with interest."

Meanwhile Press Association Sport understands that Blair has been released.

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Brendan Rodgers denies Liverpool’s signings are comparable to Tottenham’s transfer spree

Brendan Rodgers rejects suggestions that Liverpool’s influx of new arrivals is comparable to Tottenham’s transfer spree last season.

Premier League: Manchester United held 0-0 by Burnley at Turf Moor

Louis van Gaal continues to wait for his first win as Manchester United manager following a 0-0 draw away to Burnley.

Transfer news: West Brom sign Sebastian Blanco from Metalist Kharkiv

West Brom have completed the signing of Argentina winger Sebastian Blanco from Metalist Kharkiv for an undisclosed fee.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property