Walker hits the ground running with Boston United

Walker in action against United in pre-season.
Walker in action against United in pre-season.

Keiran Walker says he is determined to make the most of his chance at Boston United.

In a week where Steve Spriggs quit York Street after just 45 minutes of pitch time with the Pilgrims, Walker told The Boston Standard that he has no plans of going anywhere else.

“You want to make the most of your career,” said the youngster, who made his debut in the 2-2 draw at Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday.

“I hope to improve my game and become a better player at Boston.

“I’ve always dreamt of playing as high as possible.”

Walker signed from Rainworth Miners Welfare on Wednesday, but was thrown in at the deep end at the Northolme, where manager Graham Drury made fve changes to the side which lost 7-1 at Altrincham in midweek.

But despite putting in a solid display, the right-sided player admits he is far from the finished article.

He continued: “I think it went better than it could have done, but stepping up there’s going to be a transition to be made.

“I think I can make it.

“It was a hit-and-miss game but I think we were unlucky to concede the second goal.

“It’s frustrating to only get a draw when you’ve been in front twice, but that’s football.

“We just have to try to do better in the next game.”

Ben Milnes and Marc Newsham twice put the Pilgrims ahead, only for Danny Hone and ex-Pilgrim Jamie Yates to draw the Blues level on both occasions.

Boston boss Drury praised his team’s work ethic throughout the contest, which had plenty of entertaining flashpoints, despite neither side reaching their full potential.

“All credit to the players today, they worked their socks off,” he said.

“After Tuesday’s disappointment the players owed the fans and the club more.

“I thought in the first half we played some good football, Milnes’ goal was perhaps the move of the game.

“I believe we were always in the game.

“Credit to the boys, they had to roll their sleeves up.”

The Yellowbelly derby was marred by crowd disturbances, with supporters managing to break through the segregation barrier.

Pilgrims chairman David Newton said he would be investigating the situation, in a bid to identify away fans who could have been involved in the situation.