Walker, Jimmy


Rutherglen, Lanarkshire



Biographical Text

Initially playing in Scottish junior football Jimmy  Walker played a dozen league games for Exeter City in the mid-1920s having signed from Plymouth Argyle. He later played for Wigan Borough. 

Born just outside Glasgow, Jimmy had played for Rutherglen Glencairn, Kilsyth Emmet and Rutherglen Waverley - and won three Scotland junior international caps in the process - before turning professional with Plymouth Argyle in 1922 at the age of twenty-seven. Remaining at Home Park for four seasons, he made 21 Third Division South appearances for the Pilgrims scoring one goal.

Moving to Exeter City in the summer of 1926, Jimmy made a goalscoring debut in the 3-0 home win over Merthyr Town in August 1926. Scoring again against Southend United the following week, Jimmy disappeared from the first-team after five games and did not reappear until the match against Aberdare in November. Only featuring regularly again for a run of five games in February, Jimmy left the club after making no more than a dozen appearances and signed for Wigan Borough in the summer of 1927 where he was to make eight Third Division North appearances before dropping into non-league football with Darwen and Bath City.







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