City defender Walker needs knee surgery
BANGOR City defender Declan Walker was due to undergo knee surgery this week.
In April, the 24-year old right back suffered a recurrence of the injury which had sidelined him for the latter half of 2014/15 and beginning of the 2015/16 Welsh Premier League season.
Missing for the first half of the last campaign, Walker eventually returned to action for the derby clash at MBi Llandudno on December 28, which City won 2-1.
The former Wrexham player then suffered an injury at Haverfordwest County on February 13, which saw him substituted at half-time as a precautionary measure.
Back in action for the return fixture at Bangor on April 2, Walker scored a superb goal direct from a free kick during the first half of a 5-2 victory, only to break down with a recurrence of the knee injury in the second period.
He now faces further knee surgery and was due to go under the knife on Monday,
Meanwhile, young Bangor City forward Michael Elstone has put pen to paper on a two-year scholarship deal with English Premier League club Fulham.
Elstone, 17, joined the Citizens at the start of 2015/16, having previously been a part of the Crewe Alexandra youth set-up.
Initially used sparingly, the talented forward’s patience paid off as he made an instant impression during the latter half of the season, netting three goals in a total of seven (+8 substitute) WPL appearances.
Citizens manager Nev Powell said “It’s a fully deserved deal for a talented young player who we hope will go on to do well.
“Bangor gives players the opportunity to progress. If the players put the effort in, look after themselves both on-and-off the field, then they have a chance to improve and play at the highest level.”