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Shrews sign Rovers striker Walker

Richard Walker
Walker scored twice against Shrewsbury at Wembley

Shrewsbury Town have signed striker Richard Walker from Bristol Rovers on a season-long loan.

The Shrews beat off competition from Gillingham and Notts County to sign the 30-year-old.

Walker, who scored 23 times in 2006/07, got two goals when Rovers beat Shrewsbury 3-1 in the 2007 League Two Play-off final.

"He's an out and out goalscorer and I'm delighted to get him," manager Paul Simpson told BBC Radio Shropshire.

Rovers made Walker available, even though he still had a year's contract to run, after he scored just four goals in their League One campaign last season.

Former Town manager Gary Peters was interested in bringing the ex-Aston Villa trainee to Shrewsbury last season but said he could not afford him.

see also
Shrews break club record for Holt
24 Jun 08 |  Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury net defender Sherriff
28 Jun 08 |  Shrewsbury
No slacking from Shrews - Simpson
03 Jul 08 |  Shrewsbury
Bristol Rovers to offload Walker
17 Jun 08 |  Bristol Rovers

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