This weeks player of the past is Luke Chambers...
Luke Chambers started off at Arsenal’s academy and was a highly rated goalkeeper at the North London side, he played in the youth system until U16 level when he was surprisingly not awarded a scholarship for the following 2010/11 campaign.
The Welsh youth international attracted attention from 27 clubs with the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City and Newcastle among the clubs interested in the young goalkeepers’ signature.
He penned a four-year deal with Southend following his release and played in the U18 squad up until his call up to the first team in 2012, but the youngster was sent out on loan to Bishop’s Stortford for a short-term loan which saw him play just one game that came in the first round of the FA Cup on 3rd November when Bishop Stortford lost 2-1 to Hastings United.
On his return, the 18-year old sat on the bench for the 43rd game of the 2012/13 season which saw Blues win 2-0 away to Aldershot Town on 16th April 2013. He never made a first team appearance with Southend and left the club in 2015 after spending most of his time bench warming.
After his departure, he signed for Wealdstone FC and had featured as a first team regular while at the National League South side before his departure last season which leaves the 23 year-old a free agent.