Carlisle United are taking a look at Stephen Walker following his departure from Middlesbrough, as per a report by the News & Star.
Carlisle United are casting their eyes over the attacker as they consider their options after their promotion to League One last season.
Walker, who is 22-years-old, was released by Middlesbrough at the end of the last campaign and is weighing up his options now as a free agent.
The News & Star report that he played and scored for the Cumbrians in their pre-season friendly win over Scottish side Annan Athletic and will continue his trial spell.
An option for Carlisle
Walker has the potential to grow and develop in the future and may feel he has a point to prove after Boro’s decision to let him leave the Riverside Stadium for nothing.
Carlisle will be looking to replace the Kristian Dennis’ goals after he left for Tranmere Rovers back in League Two last month and will be considering who to bring in to bolster their attacking department.
Walker is a former England youth international which shows the promise is there so perhaps he needs a manager like Paul Simpson to take a chance on him and give him a platform to go and show what he can do.
He rose up through the ranks at Boro and went on to make 11 first-team appearances for the Championship outfit. The forward also had loan spells away at MK Dons, Crewe Alexandra and Tranmere Rovers to gain experience.
Walker would give the Cumbrians more competition and depth up top if they decide to sign him on a free transfer. Their next couple of pre-season games will be crucial for him to show what he is about and he is off to a good start after scoring against Anna.