Kilmarnock have secured the signing of goalkeeper Sam Walker on a two-year deal, following the expiry of his contract at English Championship club Reading.

Walker, a 6ft 6′ keeper, signed a three-year deal with Reading in 2018 after good form with Colchester United. He made 14 appearances at the Championship club and had spells on loan at Blackpool and AFC Wimbledon last season. He now joins Tommy Wright’s cinch Championship efforts alongside fellow keeper Zach Hemming.

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Joining Kilmarnock after a stint with Reading. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Rugby Park manager Wright said: “We’ve known we needed two players for this position and we’ve been looking since the end of the season. Sam was on our list and we’ve eventually got him and I’m really pleased to do that because now I look at it and feel that I’ve got two number one goalkeepers.

“Sam obviously has more experience than Zach but both are top goalkeepers and I look forward to working with both of them. Hopefully Sam’s experience can help Zach and us for what will be a really tough season.”

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