Walsall Sign Russell Martin on Deal Until the End of the Season

Walsall have completed the signing of former Wycombe Wanderers, Peterborough United, Norwich City, and Rangers defender Russell Martin, with the 32-year-old joining the club as a player/coach until the end of the season.
Brighton-born Martin was free agent after leaving Norwich by mutual consent at the end of last season. The Scottish international spent the second-half of last season on loan at Rangers, where he made ten first-team appearances, scoring one goal.

News, released via the club's official website - - confirms; Walsall FC are delighted to announce the signing of former Norwich captain Russell Martin as player-coach until the end of the season. Capped 29 times by Scotland, the 32-year-old has made over 500 career appearances for four different clubs, winning four promotions.

Walsall boss Dean Keates spoke to club journalists and welcomed Russell to the club, he said; "It’s a massive coup for us. He’s someone I know from being in the changing room and playing with him for three years down at Peterborough. We’ve remained in touch ever since and it was always a case of just waiting and waiting.

"It’s been a drawn-out process but eventually we’ve got to where we want to be. He’ll bring leadership. He captained a club from League One up into the Premier League and worked his way up to become an established international.

"To add that experience to the young group we’ve got is massive. He’ll help with the back four and be an example to the younger lads."
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