Shots Sign Striker Charlie Walker

Aldershot Town have signed former Luton Town striker Charlie Walker on a one-year contract.

The 25 year-old was released by The Hatters last month, having ended the season with a loan spell at Conference South Play-Off Final winners Borehamwood. Walker had been prolific in Luton Town’s Development Squad having been signed by John Still in July 2014 after scoring 43 goals as Peacehaven and Telscombe won promotion from Ryman League Division One South.

Previously, Charlie had enjoyed a spell at Whitehawk, and built a strong reputation playing for Shoreham and Lancing whilst also working as a self-employed builder.

“I want to be playing first-team football every week and feel that I can do that here,” said Walker. “I know (midfielder) Jim Stevenson and he’s spoken highly of Aldershot Town. This is a massive club and it’s the best club for me to be at – I’d be silly not to want to come here. I want to be playing in the Football League and Aldershot Town want to be playing in the Football League, and if we can both progress together that would be ideal for me.

“Barry (Smith) wants young and hungry players, and personally I’d put myself in that bracket. He wants me to work hard and that’s exactly how I want to be. I think I could have done well at Luton if I’d been given more opportunities, but I felt that I held my own in League Two and can definitely score some goals this year.”

Of his style of play, Walker explained: “I like to bend my run and get in behind the defence but my whole game progressed in my year at Luton. My hold-up play improved a lot, so I like to think that I’m a bit of an all-rounder, but it’s all about scoring goals.”