BROWN SEES STOWELL AS A HERO
WHEN a goalkeeper is asked who their hero is, the reply can normally be predicted – Buffon or De Gea perhaps? Or for older ones, Seaman or Schmeichel?
Mike Stowell is not normally a name that crops up, but the Wolves legend was picked as his favourite custodian by new Wanderers keeper Scott Brown.
Brown, who was born in Wolverhampton and began his career with the Black Country club, watched Stowell, who is now a goalkeeping coach at Premier League champions Leicester, from the Molineux terraces as a youngster.
He said: “I used to love watching Mike Stowell because I’m a Wolves fan. He was part of an unbelievable achievement at Leicester and I’ve not spoken to him for a few years, but I see him now and then. I’m sure he has had a great summer.”
While Stowell played almost 400 games over 11 years at Wolves, Brown failed to break through at Molineux and instead spent nine years at Cheltenham, where he played just under 250 games. Between leaving Cheltenham and pitching up at Wycombe came two years at Aberdeen, where he played in a Scottish Cup semifinal, Europa League qualifiers and kept eight clean sheets in a row.