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 star who shone during his brief stay...
In a season where we used no fewer than 47 different players, consistency was never going to be the buzz-word around Bescot Stadium.
One player who did show consistency, albeit in just five outings whilst on loan from Preston North End, was Eric Skora.
The French midfielder joined the club in November 2005 and scored on his debut in a 2-0 victory over Gillingham. He scored again a week later and his skilful displays saw us secure three victories in his five games.
Sadly injury was to curtail his time with us as he returned to Deepdale having made an impact.
Having previously had a fruitful loan spell at Kilmarnock, he returned to the Scottish club on a permanent basis in January 2006 but injuries were to force his early retirement from the game.
He returned home to work in the family business and play amateur football for his local village team.