Former St Mirren defender Jamie Walker reunites with former Rangers academy coach Ricky Waddell
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Former St Mirren defender Jamie Walker reunites with former Rangers academy coach Ricky Waddell

Caledonian Braves defender Jamie Walker is hopeful that reuniting with head coach Ricky Waddell will be useful during his time in the Lowland League.

Walker worked under Waddell at the Rangers youth academy where he was heavily involved in the development of Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour.

The 19-year-old eventually had stints with Annan and St Mirren which proved to be unfruitful and now he believes that his career will be revived with the Braves.

"It's been really good at the club so far," Walker told Lanarkshire Live Sport.

"It's good to get back enjoying my football again. There was probably a spell I wasn't enjoying it as much, but since I've come in everybody at the club has just been brilliant.

"I was looking for a fresh start and I feel like I've got that now.

"Ricky was my coach at Rangers when I was at under-15 level and I really enjoyed working with him back then, so he was a big part of my decision to sign with the club.

"When the manager has faith in you it means you can just go out on the pitch and express yourself.

"It's good for me to test myself against a good standard of the player in the teams at this level and hopefully it benefits me in the long-term.

"It's a good standard and I'm starting to get used to the level. I like the way we play and it suits my game."

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