Fisher's pleased to see Walker get his shot at first team football

"He deserves it, he's waited long enough and he deserves his chance"

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 12:30 pm
Laurie Walker in action for Oldham

Laurie Walker fully deserves his opportunity to play first team football at Oldham Athletic says his MK Dons team-mate Andrew Fisher.

Walker, 31, made had only the second professional of his career this season for Dons in the 3-1 win over Northampton back in September, more than 10 years after his first for Cambridge United in 2010.

Playing in three Papa John's Trophy games for Dons, he has since been loaned out to the Latics after an injury crisis at Boundary Park. Making five appearances so far, Walker has been a busy man as Oldham have won one, drawn two and lost two since signing.

Dons' number one Andrew Fisher, also playing in his first full season of first team football, was delighted to see Walker finally getting his chance in League Two, and his team-mate will be beginning to feel the same physical strains he felt earlier this season as he adapts to regular game time.

"He deserves it, he's waited long enough and he deserves his chance," said Fisher. "I'm really happy for him. Hopefully he gets a lot more game time there and he comes back a better and more experienced keeper.

"It';s my first season as well, and I've found it tough, looking after my body, the way we play, the way we move, kicking - I'm used to U23s football when you play once every two weeks. I think I've adapted well though, but it's different and I'm sure it will be the same with Laurie. He'll be finding that now, especially at Oldham where he'll be kicking it longer and his legs will be hanging off!"