BROWN SEES STOW­ELL AS A HERO

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - WYCOMBE WANDERERS -

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.

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