Date: 9th July 2007 at 8:32pm
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Richard Walker has started his pre-season training with Bristol Rovers.

The 29-year-old forward has been linked with Orient and Walsall these past few weeks but a return to pre-season could spell the end the rumours.

Although a contract has yet to be signed with The Pirates, it is unlikely they would let a free agent, who used to play at the club train with the squad for no particular reason.

If Walker does sign a contract at Rovers, it has to be seen as another blow to Ling, who must of had the natural goalscorer in mind as a like for like replacement of Gary Alexander.

What options will be left for Ling? And it does seem he will have to spend rather then getting a free agent.