Time at club: 1984-1997
Cultured midfielder Ray Walker was signed for just £12,000 from Aston Villa in 1986 after an earlier loan spell in 1984
Known as the ‘Hoddle of the lower leagues’ he was a set-piece expert and briefly shot to national fame with a stunning goal that helped to knock Tottenham Hotspur out of the FA Cup.
Walker was voted Player of the Year twice in 1998 and 1991 and was comfortably in the top ten for the club’s all-time appearance holders. In many fans’ eyes he is amongst the classiest midfielders ever to play for the club.
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