Us capture Hammers keeper

Walker looking forward to Colchester stint

Walker: Good challenge

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Colchester United have snapped up West Ham United's veteran goalkeeper Jimmy Walker on loan until January.

Walker has spent four years providing the back-up at Upton Park and has not made a first-team appearance since April 2006.

He has accepted a five-week stint at Colchester and is looking forward to his time with Paul Lambert's side.

"I'm really looking forward to the challenge," Walker told the Hammers' official website.

"Hopefully we can get some victories under our belt and I can help the team keep the ball out of the net!

"This is a good challenge for me and one I am looking forward to. I had a few offers, but this is the one that felt right."

The 35-year-old is in line to make his debut for Colchester in Saturday's League One encounter at Northampton Town.