Aberystwyth Town Football Club are delighted to announce that last season’s top scorer Declan Walker has committed his future to the club by signing a contract extension for the 2018/19 season. After missing close to 18 months of football due to a serious knee injury, and being told he might never play football again, Declan joined the club at the beginning of last season to link up with former manager at Bangor City, Nev Powell.
Despite those 18 months on the sidelines, the right back came back more determined than ever and proved to be one of Town’s standout players last season, scoring 14 goals in all competitions and finishing as the club’s top goalscorer. He provided some memorable moments for Aber’s supporters last season including a stunning hat-trick away at Carmarthen Town as well as a brace in the JD Welsh Cup Semi-Final against Newtown.
Talking exclusively to Aber Town’s media team this week, Declan commented “I’m very pleased to extend my contract with the club. I really enjoyed playing here last season and after being out injured for such a long time it was good to get a full season under my belt. Reaching the cup final was a great achievement for us last season, because everyone seemed to have written us off after the first 8 games, but we knew we had great players within the squad capable of turning things around, which is what we managed to do in the end.”
When asked about the upcoming season, Aber’s marauding full back was keen to emphasise his excitement; “As a team we need to be pushing for a top 6 place this season as well as another good cup run, and on a personal level I just want to keep working hard and try and better my goal tally from last season.”
Everyone at the club is certainly delighted to have Declan on board for the forthcoming season, and Town’s supporters will be keen to see him produce more memorable moments in front of goal next season!