Josh Walker retires from the game

Dunbar United regret to announce that midfielder Josh Walker has decided to retire from playing football.

Josh has had an amazing career in the game, the 34 year old Geordie midfielder started off with Middlesbrough and has also played for other various clubs in England including AFC Bournemouth and Watford. While playing in Scotland Josh will always be remembered for his goal for Aberdeen against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Cup at Pittodrie.

Josh has also represented England at various youth levels including captaining their team at the FIFA U20 World Cup. He also played for Bengaluru FC in the Indian I-League.

Josh then decided to go part time where he was the captain of Edinburgh City, before later joining Tranent as player / assistant manager, a role he held again with Whitehill Welfare.

Here is what our gaffer Kevin Haynes had to say earlier on the news of Josh’s retirement:

“We brought Josh to the club as we felt his experience in football would be vital in our quest to gain promotion”

“His knowledge of the game is second to none and the way he conducts himself in a changing room is an example for anyone to follow”

“When Josh speaks in a changing room people listen to him and take on board the information he is providing”

“Josh played a huge part in Dunbar winning the league last season particularly while addressing the boys at half time on the last game of the season with us being 1-0 down at the time”

“With Josh deciding to retire I believe senior football is the real loser as he has so much more to offer”

“I believe Josh will become a manager or coach at a senior club in the future and I think he will do a great job. Congratulations to Josh on a great career and good luck for whatever the future holds”All the best Josh make sure you pay New Countess Park a visit from time to time and good luck as well with your work at Foot Forward Coaching Josh Walker