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Proud Homecoming for Nathan Walker

Nathan Walker's decision to drop down to Calor League Premier Division football with Weymouth shows how much it means to him to play for his hometown club, according to older brother Michael.

The two will play alongside each other together at the Bob Lucas Stadium next season, some four years after previously linking up at Wimborne.

While Michael moved to the Terras from Poole Town, Nathan joined after a successful spell at Dorchester, where the youngest Walker brother, Steve, currently plays.

Nathan was part of a record-breaking Magpies' side last season and he played a pivotal role in their run to the second round of the FA Cup.

But when the chance to play for Weymouth with his elder sibling came up it was an opportunity he couldn't turn down.

"When a player comes down a level to play for a club it shows what that club means to the player," said Michael, 29.

"Nathan has come on leaps and bounds as a player and turned himself into a powerful centre-half, which in Dorchester's league you need to be.

"He was at Dorchester a couple of years but he was more than happy coming to play for his hometown club and was looking to play with me when he knew I was going to be moving.

"He liked the chance of playing together again and playing for his hometown.

"Hopefully we can help take the club forward and be a part of what Brendon King is trying to achieve.

"We've both matured as players since we were at Wimborne and I think it's going to be exciting playing together this season.

"Our parents are really proud to see two of their boys playing for Weymouth and everyone can't wait for the new season to start."

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