Profiling those Saddlers that came and went in the blink of an eye...AS WE embark upon a year of celebration to mark Walsall FC’s 125th Anniversary, a lot will, quite rightly, be said about the most popular players or those who have made the most appearances for the club over the years.
But what about those players that came and went in the blink of an eye? They may have only appeared on a handful of occasions, but nevertheless, have made a contribution to the history of this great club of ours.
We will be highlighting some of the forgotten Saddlers from the Bescot Years, continuing with a loan man who made the short move from Molineux...
As The Saddlers battled for Division One survival, manager, Colin Lee, called upon the services of a player that he had previously worked with at Wolves as Keith Andrews joined the club on loan in March 2004.
The midfielder made ten appearances for Walsall in which he found the net on two occasions – in his second game against Ipswich and a 1-1 draw with Millwall - but he was unable to prevent relegation by the narrowest of margins at the end of the campaign.
Upon leaving Molineux in July 2005, he joined Hull City before switching to MK Dons early in 2006/07, where his commanding displays saw him earn a big-money move to Blackburn Rovers as he appeared in the top-flight.
The Republic of Ireland International has served Ipswich Town (on loan), West Bromwich Albion and currently Bolton Wanderers.