|Full name||Samuel Colin Walker|
|Rovers apps (goals)a||11 (0)|
|Date of birth||2 October 1991|
|Height||6 ft 6 in|
|14 August 2012 from Chelsea (loan)|
|2 January 2013 to join Chelsea|
|a League appearances and goals only|
Last updated by Gasheadsteve on 11/01/2013
Goalkeeper Sam Walker joined Rovers on a 5-month loan deal from Chelsea at the beginning of the 2012–13 season. He was brought in as a stand-in for injured keeper Scott Bevan, who was recovering from surgery, as manager Mark McGhee felt that reserve goalie Conor Gough was not yet experienced enough to take on the role of first team regular.
Due to the high number of goals conceded in the early part of the season, Sam found himself benched and Neil Etheridge was brought in on loan from Fulham to replace him. When Etheridge's loan expired Walker was back in the starting lineup, but was again dropped for the final game of his loan spell when experienced 'keeper Steve Mildenhall joined on loan from Millwall.
After playing regularly for Chelsea's reserves, he made his debut in senior football while on loan at Barnet at the tail end of the 2010–11 season, eventually going on to play seven times for them. The following campaign saw him loaned out twice more, to Northampton Town for the first half of the season, where he made 21 league appearances, then to Yeovil Town, where he played a further 20 games.
He signed for Rovers in the summer of 2012.
|2011–12||→Northampton Town (loan)||21||0|
|2011–12||→Yeovil Town (loan)||20||0|
|2012–13||→Bristol Rovers (loan)||11||0|
Record against RoversEdit
Sam has played against Bristol Rovers just once in his career, when he was in the Northampton Town side that lost 2–1 at the Memorial Stadium in August 2011.
|16 August 2011||Northampton Town||Memorial Stadium||2–1 to Rovers|