Sam Walker says he wants to help Kilmarnock return to the cinch Premiership after swapping Reading for Rugby Park.

The goalkeeper has spent the last three seasons at Reading and left the English Championship club earlier this summer. He joins Kilmarnock on a two-year deal as they look to return to Scotland’s top-flight, having been relegated last term. Walker asked for advice from Hibs’ Drey Wright before moving north and he’s delighted with his choice.

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Walker has swapped Reading from Kilmarnock. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

He said: “I think it’s a really exciting opportunity for me and coming to play in Scotland is something I’ve always wanted to do. I wanted to come and be part of a team and club who want to win promotion back to the Premiership and I’m just really excited to be here.

“I’m good friends with Drey Wright so I spoke with him and various other former team-mates who have played in Scotland. Everyone was really positive about the league and the fans especially so I’m looking forward to getting going.”

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