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Sam: "I Can Be A Leader"

12 September 2020

Sam Walker sat down with Silkmen TV after signing for the Club last week, with the new man eager to hit the ground running at Macc.

“I am very happy, very excited, and looking forward to getting going,” he said.

With COVID-19 safety measures affecting us all, Sam filled us in on how he has been keeping busy in recent times.

“I have just been trying to stay positive really, ticking over, doing what I can.

“Obviously with lockdown I have got two young boys at home, so they keep me busy!”

Sam went on to discuss the impact he hopes to have here at the Moss Rose, with the midfielder looking to draw on his plethora of recent successes to instil a winning mentality into Tim Flowers’ side.

“I like to think a winning mentality, I think I can be a leader,” he continued.

“I have had success at previous clubs having been part of championship winning teams and winning the F.A Trophy; so, I would like to bring some of that experience to Macc.

“I think that is really important, especially a club of this stature - everybody knows the history of Macc and what it is as a club.

“Obviously, I am from just down the road so I know all about Macc and I would like to see this place full of fans feeling excited.”

Now into the seventeenth year of his playing career, the 33-year-old went on to provide an insight into his time in the game to date.

“When I was younger, I had a very brief spell there [at Oldham], and then I went to playing men’s football from the age of sixteen.

“From there I was picked up in the semi-pro game and made a bit of a name for myself over a few years at Curzon Ashton and from there I went to Halifax Town, then to Salford City, and then I was signed just down the road at Stockport County.”

Sam enjoyed a productive spell at former side Stockport, helping County to the verge of the playoffs last season, but he is now fully focussed on delivering for Macc ahead of the new campaign.

“I had some brilliant times [at Stockport], times that I really look back on and am fond of, but I am also looking forward to this new chapter here now at Macc.”

With training now underway, Sam admits he has been impressed with what he has seen from Tim Flowers’ other recruits and the level of desire shown by his teammates so far.

As one of the more experienced players in the squad, Sam is keen to set the right examples to ensure we start the new season on the right footing.

“It has been very good, to say that we have had to deal with lockdown and stuff like that, the standards have been high.

“It has been good for me just going in and getting to meet the lads that are there and just hitting the ground running – working hard.

“No rest for the wicked as well, so we have got to get stuck right in and all pull together, and we are all heading in the right direction.”

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