UK time is: 18:56:47
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Walton Joins Sheff Utd On Loan

Last season's midfield loanee Simon Walton has joined Sheffield United on loan. The 22 year old joins the Blades from Plymouth having spent last season at the heart of the Alex midfield.

Having joined on loan under Gudjon Thordarson last August, Walton went on to make over 30 appearances in red although he failed to live up to his impressive CV that promised so much more. He did however find a fan in Dario Gradi, who suggested that Walton had come to the club too late in his career to get the best from it.

With Plymouth long making it clear that the Leeds youth product had no future at Home Park, it was expected that the Alex would at least be facing Walton next season if he could get a move. Surprisingly not though as today Sheffield United confirmed a season long loan had been completed.

Blades manager Kevin Blackwell has given himself the task of resurrecting the career of Walton. Blackwell as Leeds manager sold Walton to Charlton for 1million in 2007 but the 22 year old has since notched up seven different clubs over the last three years.

Now back under the guidance of the man who gave him his professional debut, Walton is really in last chance saloon to make it at the top of the game. Blackwell told sufc.co.uk that Walton has it all to prove in the Championship this season:

'He had the world at his feet but he has now been around the block, got carried away with things he shouldn't have done and his career has fallen away.

'But he is still young, everyone is human and makes mistakes and it is how you react to them that counts. I have told him that he has this last chance at a big club to get his career back on track.

'It will be a crying shame if he doesn't do that over the next couple of years.'


Perhaps time for less Come Dine With Me appearances from Simon and more time focussed on trying to carve out a career as the professional footballer he clearly craves to be.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Dink Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 6 2010

Time: 11:32PM

Your Comments

He doesnt fill many of us over here with a great deal of confidence, but as its a loan and his wages will be fairly low, worth Blackie taking the chance. We'll see.
FloridaBlade1
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Striker extends deal (Monday October 20 2014)

Successive wins for Crewe (Saturday October 18 2014)

We felt good - Davis (Saturday October 18 2014)

Stats: Walsall v Crewe Alexandra (Saturday October 18 2014)

Crewe seek further success (Friday October 17 2014)

Defender on the move (Friday October 17 2014)

Harry's game (Tuesday October 14 2014)

Crewe keen on winger (Tuesday October 14 2014)

Tipped for success (Monday October 13 2014)

Hard work paid off - Davis (Saturday October 11 2014)

Archived Crewe Alexandra Articles

List All Vital Crewe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Bradford 2 - 0 Crewe
Crewe 2 - 5 Rochdale
Crewe 0 - 3 Notts County
Crewe 2 - 1 Port Vale
Crewe 0 - 3 Colchester
Crewe 1 - 2 Barnsley

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Gillingham 13 3 4 6 -6 13
19. Yeovil 13 3 4 6 -9 13
20. Leyton Orient 12 2 6 4 -2 12
21. Walsall 13 2 6 5 -3 12
22. Port Vale 13 3 3 7 -6 12
23. Scunthorpe 13 3 2 8 -11 11
24. Crewe 13 3 1 9 -19 10

Breaking League News

Leicester Youngster Signed
Port Vale : 20/10/2014 18:16:00
Newell In Football League Team Of The Week
Peterborough : 20/10/2014 18:05:00
Brad Smith Re-Called By Liverpool
Swindon : 20/10/2014 17:43:00
Smith Ready For Return To Side v Bradford?
Bristol City : 20/10/2014 17:13:00
Butler Returns To Sheffield United
Walsall : 20/10/2014 16:36:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 51%
No 49%