Manchester United reserve team player Martin Russell spent February
1987 on loan to Norwich but did not make the first team. Neither
did he make an appearance for the Red Devils but the Dublin born
midfielder did win Republic of Ireland under 21 caps whilst with
United. He also spent a loan spell with Birmingham City in October
1986 making 5 appearances (2 as substitute). He transferred to
Leicester City in March 1987 making 20 appearances (7 as substitute).
He moved to Scarborough in February 1989 and made 51 appearances
for them scoring 9 times. He joined Middlesbrough in March 1990
and had made 11 appearances, scoring twice .
He joined Irish side Portadown in August 1991 and made over 100
appearances for them before transferring to St Patrick's Athletic
in July 1998. He was appointed Assistant Manager to new boss Eamonn
Collins in March 2003.
He is currently manager of League of Ireland side University
College Dublin having joined UCD in 2005 originally as first team
coach and then as Assistant Manager. He was appointed manager
in January 2009