Walsall player 32. Ron Russon

Born Wednesbury in 1928 died 1981
Ron was a junior for Wolverhampton Wanderers, he then played for Hednesford Town before joining Walsall in 1948 where he stayed until 1955 giving then good service. He took over the number 5 shirt from Jack Bridgett. RON, made 147 appearances for Walsall .
Born in Wednesbury in December 1928, Ron was a useful half-back who had assisted Hednesford Town prior to becoming a Saddler. Initially he contested the centre-half and left-half positions with Jack Bridgett and Bill Foulkes, and Alf ‘Nutty’ Newman and Billy Green. He was first choice pivot for Walsall for over two years, from January 1950 to March 1952. He died in 1981, aged only 52.


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