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 highly-rated striker who never fulfilled his potential...
Having come through the ranks at Manchester City, teenage front-man, Robbie Jackson was allowed to join The Saddlers in March 1991 when it became clear that no first-team opportunities were to be forthcoming at Maine Road.
He was handed his League debut for our penultimate game of the 1990/91 season at Aldershot and responded with a brace in a convincing 4-0 victory.
Hopes were high that he could really come to the fore during the following campaign, but after starting the season in the team, he went on to make just 13 appearances in all competitions without adding to his scoring tally.
Jackson then drifted into the non-League game, serving a number of north-west based clubs such as Droylsden, Radcliffe Borough, Stalybridge Celtic, Flixton, Salford, Curzon Ashton, Stalybridge Celtic (again) and Caernarfon Town.