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Walker determined to get career back on track

10th January 2019, 13:37 by Alex Jack

Prop Adam Walker has revealed his delight at signing a contract with the Salford Red Devils as he nears the end of a drug ban.

The 27-year-old, who has enjoyed spells at Huddersfield Giants, Hull KR, St Helens and Wakefield Trinity, was handed a 20-month ban after testing positive for cocaine and will be available to play from March 13.

Walker is delighted to have earned a deal with the Red Devils and the Scotland international is looking forward to getting his rugby league career back on track after a difficult time.

"It's been a tough few years for myself not being able to play the sport I love on a regular basis," he said.

"I was suffering from some mental health issues at the time which in turn led to me making a big mistake. I don't want to use that as an excuse, I accepted and learnt from my punishment.

"In my time away from the game I feel like I've matured a lot. I honestly feel I've turned the corner."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

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