Episode Seven: Iain Russell

Iain Russell is having the time of his life. The Queen of the South forward is thoroughly enjoying himself at Palmerston – his team are on the cusp of securing a Premiership play-off place, and he’s just signed a new contract with the club.

The 32-year-old joins Craig G Telfer on the Pelé Podcast to reflect on his topsy-turvy career to date. He starts by looking back at his first fitful senior appearances at Terry Butcher’s Motherwell in 2002-03 and his brief loan spell with Dumbarton. Russell discusses his move into part-time football after his permanent transfer to the Sons and reminisces on his three years at the Rock, before talking about a period of personal excellence with Brechin City.

The player then speaks about his return to the full-time game with Greenock Morton in 2007 and remembers his time at Cappielow with mixed emotions. He also chats about his loans with Alloa Athletic and Stirling Albion, the latter of which culminated with the Second Division championship. Russell also looking back at how his success continued following his transfer to Livingston in 2010.

He also touches on living with depression, his hopes for the future, and his role as the DJ within the Queen of the South dressing room.

Although he couldn’t quite remember the team’s favourite tunes at the time, he kindly got in touch afterwards to send over a playlist. And let me tell you, your ears won’t go away disappointed!


Iain Russell’s Hot Jams – if you’re looking for love, listen to these!

Seve – Tez Cadey
Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn remix) – Omi
Something New – Faul
Treasured Soul – Michael Calfan
When The Beat Drops Out – Marlon Roudette
Runaway – Tez Cadey
Hold My Hand (Chris Lake remix) – Jess Glynne
All of Me (De Hofnar bootleg) – John Legend


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