Russell Martin: Former Norwich City defender joins Walsall as player-coach

Russell Martin made 309 appearances in all competitions for Norwich between 2009 and 2018.
Russell Martin made 309 appearances in all competitions for Norwich between 2009 and 2018.

Former Norwich City defender Russell Martin has joined League One side Walsall on a free transfer as a player-coach until the end of the season.

Martin's nine-year stay at Norwich ended in August when his contract was terminated by mutual consent.

The 32-year-old, capped 29 times by Scotland, was on trial at West Bromwich Albion last month but was not offered a deal by the Championship side.

Saddlers manager Dean Keates played alongside Martin while at Peterborough.