Vanarama National League North club Darlington 1883 have announced the signing of forward Lewis Walker from Sky Bet Championship side Derby County.
Walker, 18, is the son of former England and Nottingham Forest legend Des Walker, and was previously at Ilkeston FC in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division.
He played a big part in Ilkeston’s FA Youth Cup run last season, scoring 6 goals in five matches, and he also played six games for the first-team.
He was a regular in Derby’s under-18s after he signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Rams and this season has stepped up to the under-23s.
The Quakers have also goalkeeper Ed Wilczynski from Ebac Northern League First Division side Bishop Auckland.
Wilczynski is a 6`2”, 22-year-old, who joined Huddersfield Town’s academy at an early age, and worked his way up through the groups to under-21 level until he was released last summer.
He was born in Yorkshire of Polish and Irish ancestry.
He has had loan spells at Trafford, FC United of Manchester and Bishop Auckland, and at the start of this season was on the bench for Fylde against AFC Telford United.
He signed for Northern League Bishops after he left Fylde, and has produced some excellent displays as they reached the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Cup and sixth place in the Northern League.