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Anton Walkes

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

08/02/1997

Height

187 cm

Signed

29/01/2018

Country

England

Anton Walkes - signed on loan from Tottenham Hotspur until the end of the season in January 2018 - is a versatile young player who is equally comfortable in central defence or central midfield.

A regular of the Spurs academy and development ranks in recent years, he featured for the first team during their 2016 pre-season campaign. 

In 2013-14, his first season with Tottenham’s Under-18s, he made 24 appearances for the youth team, scoring three goals.

It was during that season that he made the step up to the Under-21s for the first time, appearing as a substitute against Stoke City in January 2014.

Walkes started 23 league games for the U18s in 2014/15, scoring twice, also starting all six of the side’s FA Youth Cup matches in the youngsters' run to the semi-final.

In addition, he started three times for the U21s in 2014-15 and was part of the Spurs side that won the Premier League Under-18 Champions Cup during the same campaign.

He enjoyed a run of scoring goals for the U21s – operating in his more recognised central midfield position – early in the season. 

He ended the campaign having scored four goals in 21 league appearances at that level, also netting twice in four Premier League Under-21 International Cup games. 

Was granted his professional debut as a late substitute against Gillingham in the EFL Cup in September 2016, to date his only senior competitive appearance in England.

Playing mainly as a centre-half, Walkes also started 13 games for the London club’s Under-23s in the Premier League 2 last season, before linking up with MLS new boys Atlanta United on loan in January 2017.

There, he had the distinction of playing in the club's first-ever competitive game, at home to New York Red Bulls, making 21 appearances and scoring twice.

And he netted on his Pompey debut, during the 2-2 draw with Doncaster, the only goal of his 12 loan appearances during 2017/18.

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