mkdons.com lists a number of things you may not know about forward Stephen Walker, who has become the Dons fourth signing of the January Transfer Window.
Stephen Walker is a player who is highly rated by those at the Riverside Stadium, with Middlesbrough handing the youngster his first professional contract in July 2016 – when he was just 16-years-old. The promising forward then put pen to paper on a new four-and-a-half-year contract with Middlesbrough earlier in the week.
Impressive record with England
Born in Middlesbrough, Walker has represented England at Under-17s, Under-18s, and Under-19s during his short career. He’s enjoyed constant success in front of goal with the Young Lions, netting one goal in his three appearances for the Under-17s. The striker’s impressive record continued with the Under-18s, a level he scored two goals at in five games.
It’s at the Under-19 level where his record catches the eye, he’s scored six goals in seven appearances. Walker scored a hat-trick against Macedonia in October last year, before scoring the winner against Iceland in November 2018.
Walker, who only turned 18 last October, made his first-team debut for Middlesbrough earlier this season. He featured in the 3-3 Carabao Cup draw with Notts County – a game in which he registered an assist – Walker then stood up and converted from the spot during the shoot-out.
He’s also featured in the Emirates FA Cup for Middlesbrough this season, he featured for the final 16-minutes in the 5-0 win over Peterborough United – assisting Ashley Fletcher’s goal.