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21 June 2013

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 reliable full-back who helped us finish the 2004/05 campaign on a high...

After suffering relegation at the end of the previous season, The Saddlers found it difficult to get to grips with life at the lower level in 2004/05.

It was a transitional time for the club with rookie manager, Paul Merson, having to rebuild the playing staff.

With a second successive relegation on the cards, a number of new faces arrived in the run-up to the transfer deadline and they helped to turn things around and bring about a positive end to the campaign.

One such player was David Perpetuini who arrived from Wycombe Wanderers having previously served Gillingham and Watford, where he started his career.

He played in seven consecutive League games and helped us secure victories in four of them as we climbed up the League table.

After failing to agree a new deal to stay at the club, he moved on to Stevenage Borough before serving the likes of Kettering Town, Lewes, Rushden & Diamonds, Barton Rovers, Halesowen Town, Brackley Town, Oxford City, Hemel Hempstead Town, Aylesbury and Arlesey Town.

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