Russell was absolutely instrumental in the set-up of FC United of Manchester having worked tirelessly since the formulation of the idea for the club and, despite failing health, travelling up to Manchester often several times a week from his home in the South East, before sadly passing away part way through the clubs inaugural season.
To commemorate his memory, and his huge contribution to our existence, we named the Player of the Season award after him, to be awarded to the Player chosen by you, the fans.
To place your vote, select one choice from the list of players below.
Voting closes at 10pm on Sunday 19th April and will be announced early next week.
Click here to vote