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Club Connections: Walsall v Bury

2 December 2017

Ahead of this afternoon's match between Walsall and Bury, Joshua Bunting profiles four players who have represented both clubs...

 

Colin Cramb

The Scottish striker played for the Saddlers during a short loan spell from Bristol City in 1999, making four appearances and scoring four goals.

He netted a match-winning brace in a 2-1 victory at Millwall and bagged another double in a 3-3 draw with Bristol Rovers.

Cramb would go on to play for the Shakers, also on loan, in 2001 and 2003, scoring a combined eight league goals.

 

Stephen Baines

Baines signed for Walsall in 1980 and stayed at Bescot for two seasons, becoming a big hit with the fans and chipping in with some important goals, scoring five times.

The Saddlers loaned him to Bury in 1981, although he only made seven appearances for the Shakers before returning to Walsall and later being sold to Scunthorpe.

 

Peter Sweeney

The Glaswegian was only at Walsall for a short spell in 2007 on loan from Stoke City, playing seven league games.

He joined Bury in June 2010, signing a two-year deal, and helped the club earn promotion from League Two in his first season.

Sweeney made 41 appearances in League One the next campaign, scoring four goals, and netted once in 21 outings in 2012/13 before being sold to AFC Wimbledon in January 2013.

 

Adrian Littlejohn

Born in Wolverhampton, Littlejohn played 44 times for the Saddlers, scoring only once.

He signed for the club from West Bromwich Albion, where he was a youth player.

Littlejoin joined Bury in 1998 and scored 14 times for the Shakers.


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