Glory swoop for defender Walker

Perth Glory is delighted to have further bolstered its squad by securing the services of Jeremy Walker who arrives as cover for ankle-injury victim Marc Warren.

Walker has previous Hyundai A-League experience having registered 16 appearances for Melbourne Heart between 2012 and 2014.

A tenacious defender who can operate at both left and right-back, the 24-year-old made his Hyundai A-League debut against Sydney FC in December 2012 having previously attended the Tasmanian Institute of Sport and played for Oakleigh Cannons while in Heart’s NYL side.

After parting company with Heart in 2014, he joined Hume City and then moved to England where he turned out for Concord Rangers and Braintree Town in the Conference South.

The former Australia Under-20 international returned to Hume City in 2016 before joining Green Gully for whom he made 25 appearances in the NPL Victoria last season.

“Jeremy is an astute defender who is very comfortable on the ball,” said Burns.

“Like Mitch [Mallia], he had a great NPL season in what is a very tough competition over in Victoria and his positional versatility means that he provides excellent balance and cover.”

Walker will wear shirt number 29.

Glory’s updated squad in full:

2. Alex GRANT, 3. Marc WARREN , 4. Shane LOWRY, 5. Jacob POSCOLIERO, 6. Mitch NICHOLS , 7. Joel CHIANESE , 8. Xavi TORRES, 9. Andy KEOGH (c), 11. Mitch MALLIA, 13 Nick FEELY (GK), 14. Chris HAROLD, 15. Brandon WILSON, 16. Joseph MILLS, 17. Diego CASTRO, 18. Andreu GUERAO, 19. Joe KNOWLES, 20. Jake BRIMMER, 22. Adam TAGGART, 23. Scott NEVILLE, 25. Daniel STYNES , 29. Jeremy WALKER, 33. Liam REDDY (GK)

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