Walsall player 157. Jean-Philippe Javary


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Jean-Philippe Javary (born 10 January 1978) is a retired French professional footballer. He played in his homeland, where he started at hometown team Montpellier, as well as numerous clubs in England and Scotland. He was a midfielder.Born in Montpellier, France, Javary started his career with his hometown club Montpellier HSC as a junior, where he played nine Ligue 1 games during the 1995–96 and 1996–97 seasons He was offered a five-year contract at Spanish La Ligaside FC Barcelona, although the offer was later withdrawn, and instead joined another Spanish Barcelona-based clubRCD Espanyol in June 1998. He returned to France for a period on loan with Ligue 2 club ASOA Valence in the 1999–2000 season, where he played four games.
In January 2000, he joined Scottish Division One side Raith Rovers. He played 11 games with Raith during the latter half of the 2000–01 season. After one more game at the start of the following season, he was signed in August by English Division Two side Brentford for £150,000 by manager–chairman Ron Noades. He played only six games with Brentford, and another four with Plymouth Argyle in English Division Three at the end of the same season.
Javary moved back to Scotland and played a game on trial with Division One side Partick Thistle in October 2001, before he returned to Raith Rovers the following month. He played another seven games with Raith, before he moved back to England, with Sheffield United in Division One on non-contract terms in March 2002, and was given a two-year contract by manager Neil Warnock the following month. He was given a one-month loan spell at Walsall in January 2003, but was suffering from tonsilitis and never played a game. In July 2003, Javary was one of four senior players to be told he could leave the club by Neil Warnock, before he was released from his contract in September 2003; Javary decided to return to France. He played 14 games with Sheffield United, all but one in the league, and scored one goal against Watford.
After a spell with AS Excelsior in the French Réunion Islands, he returned to Scotland in January 2005 with Hamilton Academical again in Division One. He was released by Hamilton during the 2005 summer, after he had played 13 league matches, during which time he scored one goal against Falkirk. After his release he moved back to Réunion, again with Excelsior, and later moved on to FC Avirons.
In 2008, Javary moved to Australia to find an A-League team to continue his career.
Javary has also played for the French national sides from under 16 to under 19 level. He captained his country’s European Youth Championship side in 1995.

Senior career
Years                            Team                         Apps          Gls
1995–1998                   Montpellier                9
1998–2000                  Espanyol                      ?

1999–2000   Loan      Valence                        4
2000                               Raith Rovers             12
2000–2001                   Brentford                    6
2001                               Plymouth Argyle        4
2001                               Partick Thistle            1
2001–2002                   Raith Rovers               7
2002–2003                  Sheffield United         13               1
2003           Loan          Walsall                           0

AS  Excelsior                 ?

2005                              Hamilton Aca              13         1

AS Excelsior                     ?

Avirons  FC                        ?

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Walsall player 109. Adrian Littlejohn


Personal information
Full name Adrian Sylvester Littlejohn
Date of birth 26 September 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England

Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder / Forward

Youth career
1988–1989 West Bromwich Albion

Senior career
Years                        Team                                    Apps       (Gls)
1989–1991                 Walsall                                   44         (1)
1991–1995                 Sheffield United                  69        (12)
1995–1998                 Plymouth Argyle                110        (29)
1998                            Oldham Athletic                  21         (5)
1998–2001                 Bury                                         99       (14)
2001–2003                 Sheffield United                    3         (0)
2003–2004                 Port Vale                                49       (10)
2004–2005                 Lincoln City                             8         (0)
2005                             Rushden & Diamonds           15         (0)
2005–2006                 Mansfield Town                       7         (0)
2006                             Leek Town                                4          (0)
2007–2008                 Retford United                         ?           ?

                                         Total                                  437+      (71+)
Adrian Sylvester Littlejohn (born 26 September 1970) is an English former footballer, who played as a midfielder and a striker. He scored 74 goals in 425 league appearances in an 18-year career in the Football League.
He began his professional career at Walsall, after moving from West Bromwich Albion in 1989. He moved on to Sheffield United two years later, before making a £100,000 move to Plymouth Argyle in September 1995. He helped Plymouth to win promotion out of the Third Division in 1996, before moving on to Oldham Athletic in March 1998. Eight months later he was sold on to Bury for £75,000. He returned to Sheffield United in October 2001, before transferring to Port Vale in February 2003. In August 2004 he switched to Lincoln City, before ending the season at Rushden & Diamonds. In September 2005 he signed with Mansfield Town before moving on to non-league club Leek Town the following year. He retired in 2008 following a brief spell at Retford United.
Littlejohn started his footballing career at West Bromwich Albion, but failed to play a match and was released at the end of the 1988–89 season to find first team football elsewhere. He stayed in his native West Midlands and joined Walsall prior to the 1989–90 season; the “Saddlers” finished bottom of the Third Division under John Barnwell’s stewardship and were relegated into the Fourth Division. They then finished a disappointing 16th in 1990–91 under Kenny Hibbitt. Littlejohn played 54 games, scoring one goal, in his two seasons with the club.
Prior to the 1991–92 season, Littlejohn was signed by Dave Bassett of Sheffield United. He played a part in the “Blades” first ever Premier League season in 1992–93, scoring eight goals in 27 games. He scored three goals in 19 top-flight games in 1993–94, as United were relegated into the First Division. He appeared just 18 times in 1994–95, before he moved to Plymouth Argyle for a £100,000 fee in September 1995.
Bagging 18 goals, he was the club’s top scorer in his debut season at Home Park, which helped Plymouth finish fourth in the Third Division. They were just one point short of automatic promotion, but managed to gain promotion via the play-offs with a 1–0 win over Darlington. The 1996–97 and 1997–98 seasons saw the club involved in relegation battles; Littlejohn had escaped the cycle however, joining Second Division side Oldham Athletic in March 1998.
At Oldham he joined Neil Warnock, the manager who had signed him at Plymouth. Littlejohn scored his début against Watford, however both men’s stay at Boundary Park was brief; Bury appointed Warnock manager in May 1998, and six months later he bought Littlejohn for £75,000. The “Shakers” occupied the final relegation place in the First Division in 1998–99, finishing behind Port Vale on goals scored. They finished 15th in 1999–2000 under new boss Andy Preece, with Littlejohn scoring 10 times in his 48 appearances. He scored five goals in 43 games for the Gigg Lane club in 2000–01, and in total scored 16 goals in 112 games in close to three seasons at the club.
In December 1999, Warnock was made manager of Sheffield United and in October 2001 he brought Littlejohn back to the club, on a non-contract basis. He remained loyal to Warnock, refusing to sign a permanent contract with Carlisle United, though he was to only play three competitive matches for the first team in 2001–02, two of those coming from off the bench. Leaving the club in February 2003 he rejected the chance to sign with Bradford City, and instead signed with Port Vale. After impressing manager Brian Horton, his initial one month deal was extended to the end of the season. He then went on to score seven goals in 41 appearances in the 2003–04 campaign.
In August 2004 he put pen to paper with League Two side Lincoln City. Failing to make at impact at Sincil Bank, he was released by manager Keith Alexander in January 2005. He then joined Rushden & Diamonds on a contract expiring at the end of the season. The ageing striker made fifteen appearances for the club and also gave the younger players the benefit of his experience. In September 2005 he signed with Mansfield Town, making seven substitute appearances in the league over the course of the 2005–06 season for Peter Shirtliff’s “Stags”.
He wound his career down with a few games for non-league Leek Town, playing for the club from March] to October in 2006. In June 2007, Littlejohn agreed to return to playing at Retford United for his old teammate Peter Duffield, before leaving the club at the end of the season.

Walsall player 108. Ashley Hemmings


Personal information
Full name Ashley Josiah Hemmings
Date of birth 3 March 1991 (age 25)
Place of birth Wolverhampton, England

Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Forward / Winger

Club information
Current team Mansfield

Number 23
Youth career
?–2009 Wolverhampton Wanderers

Senior career
Years                              Team                                               Apps   (Gls)
2009–2012                    Wolverhampton Wanderers        2        (0)
2009            Loan           Cheltenham Town                          1        (0)
2010–2011   Loan          Torquay United                               9        (0)
2011–2012   Loan           Plymouth Argyle                           23      (2)
2012–2014                       Walsall                                              43      (3)
2014            Loan             Burton Albion                                   2      (0)
2014–                                Dagenham & Redbridge                14      (1)

2016                                    Mansfield                                           0           (0)
National team
2007                                  England U17                                    1       (0)
Ashley Josiah Hemmings (born 3 March 1991) is an English footballer who plays for Mansfield Town as either a striker or winger. He began his career with Wolverhampton Wanderers before being released by them in 2012, by then having also had loan spells at Cheltenham Town, Torquay United and Plymouth Argyle. Hemmings is a product of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ academy, having been with the club since age nine, and has represented England at youth level.He signed a professional contract age 17 in February 2009 and soon went on loan for a month to gain first team experience at League One side Cheltenham Town, where he made his senior debut against Millwall. He made his Wolves debut as a substitute against Barnsley on 25 April 2009 in which the club clinched the Championship title; he also featured as a substitute against Doncaster Rovers a week later on the final day of the season.
To gain further first team experience, he went on a month’s loan to League Two side Torquay United in October 2010 making his debut on 23 October, as a substitute, in a 1–1 draw at Gillingham. In the second round of a FA Cup, Hemmings provided a winning goal for Billy Kee as Torquay beat Walsall 1–0. However, after making nine league appearance, Hemmings loan spell at Torquay United had ended, despite having it extended until the end of the season.
In November 2011, he moved on loan to League Two side Plymouth Argyle until January 2012. He scored his first senior goal on his debut for the Pilgrims against Northampton Town; then scored his second goal, which turns out to be a winner and provided a double assist in a 3–2 win over Bristol Rovers. His loan spell was then extended to run until the end of the season.
His contract at Wolves expired in June 2012 and was not renewed. After being released by Plymouth, Hemmings was linked a return to Plymouth on a permanent basis, but manager Carl Fletcher decided against signing Hemmings.
A free agent, Hemmings signed for League One side Walsall in a two-year deal. Hemmings scored on his Walsall debut against Brentford with an 18-yard drive into the bottom corner of the goal in the first round of the League Cup and made his league debut in an opening game of the season; as Walsall lost 3–0 against Doncaster Rovers. On 17 November 2012, Hemmings scored his first league goal in a 2–2 draw against Crawley Town.
On 27 March 2014, Hemmings joined League Two side Burton Albion on loan until 24 April 2014. Because the Brewers reached the play-offs Hemmings extended his loan until the end of the 2013–14 season. He was released by Walsall in May 2014.
In July 2014, he signed for League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-year contract after training with the club during pre-season.

He joined Mansfiwld in 2016.

Walsall Player 44 Brian Taylor


Brian Taylor (2 July 1949 – 1993) was an English footballer who played in the football League for Plymouth Argyle, Preston North End,  Walsall and  Wigan Athletic.

For a player who played over 216 games for us, there is very little information about him available.

Brian Taylor
Personal information
Date of birth 2 July 1949
Place of birth Gateshead, England
Date of death 1993
Playing position Winger
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1970–1971 Coventry City 0 (0)
1971–1978 Walsall 216+ (25)
1977–1978 Plymouth Argyle 35 (5)
1979–1982 Preston North End 99 (1)
1982 Wigan Athletic (loan) 8 (0)

Walsall player 42. Kevin Summerfield


Kevin Summerfield
Born Walsall 7 January 1959
School Alma Street and Joseph Leckie
Youth football
Walsall Town Boys
West Bromwich Albion
Senior Football
1977-82 West Bromwich Albion 9 4
1982-83 Birmingham City 5 1
1983-84 Walsall 54 17
1984 Cardiff City 10 1
1984-1990 Plymouth Argyle 139 26
1990 Exeter City (loan) 4 0
1990-1996 Shrewsbury Town 203 21
He began his career with West Bromwich Albion as a forward, making his first team debut in 1977, before joining Birmingham City five years later. A few months later, he signed for his hometown club Walsall and enjoyed a successful 18 months there, scoring 17 league goals, which led to a transfer to Cardiff City in 1984. He was signed by Dave Smith for Plymouth Argyle six months later, where was converted into a midfielder, and was an important member of the squad for the next five years. A broken leg sustained in January 1989 led to a year on the sidelines, and after regaining full fitness he spent time on loan with Exeter City. He ended his playing career with Shrewsbury Town.
He returned to Plymouth Argyle in 1997 as the club’s youth team coach, and was appointed caretaker manager three years later. He became the club’s assistant manager after the arrival of Paul Sturrock and led the club to the brink of promotion to the Football League Championship before joining Sturrock at Southampton. He gained promotion two more times with Sturrock, at Sheffield Wednesday in 2005, and Swindon Town in 2007, before returning to Plymouth Argyle once again. He then spent two years as Assistant Boss at Tranmere Rovers, before moving to Burton Albion to take up the same role. When Rowett joined Birmingham City as manager he took Summerfield with him as his assistant.

Gary Rowett

18 May 2012 Last updated at 14:20

Burton Albion appoint Kevin Summerfield as assistant boss

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett has named Tranmere Rovers assistant boss Kevin Summerfield as his number two.

The 53-year-old has previously worked as assistant at Sheffield Wednesday, Plymouth Argyle and Swindon Town, achieving promotion at all three clubs.

He leaves Tranmere after spending two years with the League One side.

Rowett, who was appointed full-time Brewers boss last week, told BBC Radio Derby:“Kevin is a very experienced guy and a nice guy.”

He added: “What I think I had to do with this appointment was not go down the route of bringing in someone who was a mate of mine that perhaps couldn’t do the job well.

“The crucial thing we needed to add to the team was experience, someone who has experience at this level and at higher levels and has a good idea of what it takes to get promotion.

“He’s a good guy to have in the office. He’s good fun, he’s got a really nice character about him. And he’s got the experience and success as an assistant.”