In 2013, Russell became a striker for England’s Derby State F.C., having previously performed for Dundee United, Forfar Athletic, as well as the Raith Rovers. Between 2007 and 2013, he have scored sixty-one goals, including three using the Scotland U19 and U21 nationwide teams. He performed his youth profession for Dundee United from 2003 to 2007 and produced his professional debut using the team within a May 2007 match against Falkirk. In 2014, he produced his debut for the senior-level Scotland nationwide soccer team. Delivered Johnathon Simpson Snedden Russell, he spent his early years in Glasgow and Dundee, Scotland. He and David Goodwillie had been teammates in the Dundee United F.C.