It has been confirmed that Russell Martin has today left the Saddlers, ending his short spell with the club due to personal reasons.
Martin joined the Saddlers in October as player coach however he has left the club after less than three months. Leaving Dean Keates with more questions than answers for his fragile defence.
Martin has received criticism from a section of the Walsall fans for his poor displays and the poor displays of the defence he was meant to be coaching. The Saddlers have conceded more goals since his arrival.
Martin played for Peterborough, Norwich and Rangers before linking up with his friend Dean Keates at Walsall but it has not had the reaction we all expected.
Martin was seen as a leader and a captain having steered both Peterborough and Norwich to promotion. However his stint at Walsall has been nothing short of dismal.
We wish Russell the best of luck for the future.