Walks pleased for Matt Rich

Tuesday, 14th November 2006

Manchester Phoenix forward Adam Walker was delighted that fellow Scot Matt Rich bagged his first goal for the club last Saturday in the 8-4 road trip win over the Edinburgh Capitals.

Twenty-year old Walker smiled when he said, “Going back north of the border gives us Scots a chance to play well in front of friends and family so for Matt, with his Mum and Dad over from Glasgow for the night, it was great for him to score. Matt’s a good guy, works his socks off and is the quiet one amongst us. We were all pleased he broke his duck.”

Walker himself tallied three assists in the big win over the Capitals but admitted he could and should have done better. “I had two or three really good chances to score myself and was kicking myself afterwards for not doing so. The main thing is the team won and we played well despite being bodies missing.”

Walker is enjoying life in the Elite League and the Phoenix recent injury woes have given him and linemates Joe Miller and Matt Rich extra ice time and responsibility. “Of course we don’t want anyone to get injured, but if guys are missing we have to be ready to fill their places and if that means going up against an import line from the other team then that’s what we have to do. We have a job to do and we’ll do it to the best of our ability and hopefully, we’re not letting anybody down.”

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