Walker vows to battle Corluka and Hutton for right-back berth at Tottenham

Kyle Walker has vowed to fight for the right-back slot at Tottenham following his successful spell on-loan at Aston Villa.

Walker, 21, had failed to nail down a regular first-team slot at White Hart Lane following his switch from Sheffield United in 2009.

He was loaned out to QPR last season before joining Villa on for five months where he blossomed, so much so that he was handed a shock call up to the England squad.

Staying put: Walker has just penned a deal extension at Spurs

Staying put: Walker has just penned a deal extension at Spurs

Three Lions boss Fabio Capello sprang a surprise by summoning Walker to deputise for right-backs Glen Johnson, as Micah Richards and Phil Jagielka were injured.

But he will face an uphill battle to nail down a starting berth with Vedran Corluka and Alan Hutton the regulars in that position over the past couple of seasons sill in at the club.

'I’ve come here to play now,' he said in the latest issue of Hotspur magazine. 'I have tasted Premier League football and that is what I want to do, I want to play football for Tottenham.

'I have signed a new contract and if I didn’t want to stay here I wouldn’t have signed it. I just want to play football and I want to play for Tottenham.'

Three-way battle: Walker will have to fight Corluka and Hutton for a place in the starting line-up
Three-way battle: Walker will have to fight Corluka and Hutton for a place in the starting line-up

Three-way battle: Walker will have to fight Corluka (left) and Hutton (right) for a place in the starting line-up

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