Ex forward has sadly passed away
The club is saddened to hear of the passing of former player Ray Russell at the age of 88.
Ray joined the club in May 1954 and scored on his debut in a 2-2 draw against Brentford at Gay Meadow early in the 1954-55 season.
He started his career with West Bromwich Albion before spells at Kidderminster Harriers and Burton Albion.
Ray scored 55 goals in 168 games for Town, which still sees him in the club’s all-time top 10 goalscorers.
He left Town to join Crewe Alexandra in March 1960, later having spells with Wellington Town and Halesowen Town.
Ray attended a number of games at the Montgomery Waters Meadow and always enjoyed returning to watch Town play.