John Walker as Scotland’s outside right


March 9, 1904
John Walker, after many years in other positions, finds himself asked to fill the bill as an outside right against Wales at Dundee this week. Born at Shotts just under 30 years ago, he is 5 feet 8½ inches in height, and carries his 12 stones 7 lbs. easily and jauntily.

Originally an inside left, he left Armadale to join the Hearts where, with Alick King, he made the left attack of the pet “Edinburry” Club, a thing to be feared, and largely to their efforts the maroons won the National Cup. After King’s departure to Parkland, Walker had another partner in Tommy Robertson, a lad from the Lanarkshire highlands, not unknown to Dens Park. Tom Watson, of Liverpool, in building up his best team, cast eyes on the pair, and Merseywards they went, Walker returning to Ibrox two years ago, and Robertson at the same time gracing the sward at Dens Park.

Many a poorer player has been capped against England, but Johnny Walker has not been a favoured one. He has two caps against Ireland, and this is his second v. Wales, while he has been thrice capped against the English League and once against the Irish League.
(Evening Telegraph: March 9, 1904)

John Walker

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