Stephen Walker admitted his parent club Middlesbrough felt Tranmere Rovers were the best fit for him after the two clubs agreed for the England youth international to sign on loan at Prenton Park for the 2021/22 season.
Walker, who has spent time on loan in League One at Crewe and MK Dons, put pen to paper on a season long loan on deadline day, and trained with his new teammates for the first time on Tuesday morning.
Speaking in his first interview as a Tranmere player, Walker explained why he wanted to join Tranmere Rovers and what the SWA should expect from him this season.
He said: “As soon as the gaffer (Micky Mellon) spoke to me I knew this was the place I wanted to come to.
“The manager sold the club to me and he explained how it would be a great challenge. I played against Tranmere a couple of years ago, and I remember the atmosphere being unbelievable, so I am really happy to join. I am always looking to test myself and I want to improve.
“I have a lot of belief this is the right move. Out of the clubs interested in me, Middlesbrough were impressed with Tranmere and they felt coming here would be the best fit for me.
“It is the perfect fit. I want to help Tranmere climb up the league table and do well every weekend.
“I am confident, and I want to get on the ball. I am always looking to get in behind and I am very passionate player. I will give everything when I play, and I will work as hard as I possibly can for Tranmere Rovers.
“This is a big Club and I want to help Tranmere push forward in the right direction.”