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Russell joined the Mariners from Sky Bet League Two rivals, Forest Green Rovers where he spent five years over two spells making over 200 appearances for the club.
Russell began his career at his boyhood club, Middlesbrough before deciding to leave in order to gain some first team experience. Speaking exclusively to gtfc.co.uk, Russell spoke about his pathway. "I came through the ranks from an early age at the club (Middlesbrough) and I didn't quite make the grade but I went out on loan at a few clubs and I got the bug to play so I dropped down a few levels and managed to play a lot of games in my time."
Despite being appointed Goalkeeper coach, Russell has no plans to hang up the gloves just yet. "I'll still be registered as a player, but I'm coming in as the goalkeeper coach. I love playing, I don't want to stop playing but I think it's a great time to integrate both together".