Former Norwich City star Darel Russell to try his hand with MLS outfit Toronto

Former Norwich City midfielder Darel Russell is having a trial with Toronto FC. Former Norwich City midfielder Darel Russell is having a trial with Toronto FC.

Monday, February 18, 2013
9:49 AM

Former Norwich City midfielder Darel Russell is having a trial in Canada, according to reports.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The 32-year-old left cash-strapped League One side Portsmouth last month, a day before his contract was due to expire and is now having a trial with Toronto FC, who play their football in the MLS.

Toronto’s first team coach is another former Norwich City midfielder, Jim Brennan, although their paths never crossed at Carrow Road.

Russell came through the ranks at Norwich, making his debut in 1997 before leaving for Stoke City six years later. He returned to Carrow Road in 2007, when Peter Grant was manager, but left in 2010, having helped City to promotion from League One.

Russell had spells at Preston North End and Charlton Athletic before leaving for Fratton Park last September.

5 comments

  • Welcome to Toronto Darel. I hope you get on the squad as I was always impressed by your play at Carrow Road. TFC are a well supported team despite an abysmal record which I ascribe to poor ownership. However, there are some signs the team is heading in the right direction and Toronto is a terrific city in which to live. Apart from Jim Brennan Carl Robinson also played for TFC.

    Report this comment

    canary_canuck

    Monday, February 18, 2013

  • Hi, canary_canuck. "Rusty" had a great promotion season with Norwich in L1. A rock throughout the season. Remember watching him when we beat Huddersfield 3-0 and Leeds 1-0 and thinking that the manager is seeing the perfect holding midfield performance. Darel seems to have made quite a few poor career choices - maybe "grass is greener" syndrome? But he had Prem potential. Shame. Wish him all the very best in Toronto.

    Report this comment

    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  • Hi MB: Another Rusty - Peter Mendham - has a relative in Toronto who is a frequent poster on the TFC fan forum using the Canary crest. We love to get your players but please spare us some of your refs of the strutting peacock style.

    Report this comment

    canary_canuck

    Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  • Welcome to Toronto Darel. I hope you get on the squad as I was always impressed by your play at Carrow Road. TFC are a well supported team despite an abysmal record which I ascribe to poor ownership. However, there are some signs the team is heading in the right direction and Toronto is a terrific city in which to live. Apart from Jim Brennan Carl Robinson also played for TFC.

    Report this comment

    canary_canuck

    Monday, February 18, 2013

  • MB: Another Canary " Rusty " ( Peter Mendham ) has a relative in Toronto who frequently posts on the TFC fan site with the Canary crest proudly displayed. There are several of us here.

    Report this comment

    canary_canuck

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Homes24
Jobs24
Drive24
LocalSearch24
MyDate24
MyPhotos24
FamilyNotices24
Weddingsite

Order your copy of The Canary magazine
Norwich City: History as it happened
Order your copy of Norwich City: History as it Happened
Read our digital publication

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT