FORMER Latics loanee goalkeeper Laurie Walker has signed a new contract with MK Dons.

The 31-year-old arrived as an emergency loan signing in March after Ian Lawlor was ruled out for the season after suffering a training ground injury in Keith Curle's first week in charge.

Walker's deal at Stadium MK was set to expire at the end of this month.

But the stopper, who made his Football League debut with Latics having played in the Papa John's Trophy against Curle's Northampton earlier in the season, earned himself a new deal with his parent club after impressing at Boundary Park. Indeed, he was instrumental in securing Curle's first win in charge, at home to Exeter City.

Walker came through the academy in Milton Keynes but only made his first-team debut last season, having played for the majority of his career at non-league level, with Cambridge United, Kettering, Brackley Town and Hemel Hempstead Town among his clubs.

“It is great to sign and continue to be a part of the project that is being built here,” he told the MK Dons' iFollow.

“Last season I made my debut for MK Dons, which was something I’d been waiting for a long time.

“I’ve learnt a lot and now I can’t wait to get back for pre-season. I’m going to give everything I can to come back in the best shape and be the best I can be for the team next season.”