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Russell LEWIS

Former Town defender Mel Nurse spotted Lewis playing for Welsh side Everwarm, and he signed for Swindon in October 1976 after a successful trial period at the club, though not until after he completed his apprenticeship as a bricklayer!

He didn't hold down a regular first team place until 1979/1980, when he was utilised as a left or right back, and it wasn't until the following season that he took up his usual position, in the centre of defence.

Unfortunately, his time in that position coincided with one of the least successful periods in the Town's history - they finished 17th in Division Three that season, and were relegated the next. Lewis left the club when his contract expired at the end of the 1982/1983 season, after manager Ken Beamish offered him lower wages, he joined Northampton on a free transfer.

PLAYING RECORD:

Season LEAGUE FA CUP LEAGUE CUP OTHER TOTAL
Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls Played Gls
'82/'83 43 1 5 1 2 - - - 50 2
'81/'82 43 1 2 - 2 - - - 47 1
'80/'81 37 2 2 1 3 - - - 42 3
'79/'80 42 (+1) 3 6 - 7 (+1) - - - 55 (+2) 3
'78/'79 5 (+4) - 1 - 2 - - - 8 (+4) -
'77/'78 1 (+1) - (+1) - 1 - - - 2 (+2) -
'76/'77 4 - - - - - - - 4 -
TOTAL 175 (+6) 7 16 (+1) 2 17 (+1) - - - 208 (+8) 9


TRANSFER INFORMATION:

DATE IN/OUT TRANSFER DETAIL
19 OCT 1976 IN Everwarm
(signed professional contract)
MAY 1983 OUT (released)
Northampton Town


full name

Russell Lewis


 WALES

date of birth
15 September 1956


             
             
             
             
           
             

usual positions
central defence

senior career
Bridgend Town 
Everwarm 
SWINDON TOWN
Northampton Town
Kettering Town
Merthyr Tydfil 
Rushden and Diamonds