Player to watch: Liam Walker

League One isn’t watched by many, and therefore a lot of talent goes unnoticed. However, Portsmouth midfielder Liam Walker is one that shouldn’t.

At 24-years-old, the little Gibraltarian midfielder is a class act in a League that honestly doesn’t deserve him.

Walker was spotted by Portsmouth’s scouts last summer as they played the Gibraltar National side in a friendly match that ended 5-0 in Gibraltar’s favour, and Liam Walker was their main man.

It turns out that despite Walker now living in Gibraltar as a bricklayer, he was born and his family are all from the Portsmouth area.

Therefore when back then Pompey boss Michael Appleton invited him to a training session the following day, it was just too good to turn down.

Since that day, Walker hasn’t looked back. In what has been a hugely disappointing season for the South coast club, Walker has always been that little bright sparkle in an ever changing team.

With Portsmouth ultimately doomed for a third relegation in five years, I wouldn’t be surprised if there were interest Walker this summer from bigger and better clubs.

As much as I’d love to see such a talent stay at Fratton Park and build on his already great reputation, Walker deserves more than League two and should take any opportunity he can.

You heard it here first, Liam Walker is a player for the future.