Andy’s a But­ler, plumber and ref

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

WAL­SALL cap­tain Andy But­ler would ap­pear to be the per­fect player to plug any leaks at the heart of the Sad­dlers’ de­fence.

As well as train­ing to be a ref­eree, But­ler is also look­ing to be­come qual­i­fied as a plumber so he has plenty of op­tions when he hangs up his boots in a few years’ time.

He said:“I passed my level two plumb­ing last year but it is dif­fi­cult to fit ev­ery­thing in at the mo­ment.

“I am still ref­er­ee­ing and I have to take 20 games to progress to a higher level.

“I am fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of Steve Baines, an­other for­mer Wal­sall player who be­come a Football League ref­eree.

“It would be nice to make real progress as the top ref­er­ees now make a good liv­ing from the game.

“I’m hop­ing that be­ing a pro­fes­sional foot­baller will help me progress as there is a move afoot to try and get for­mer play­ers to take up ref­er­ee­ing.”

But­ler, left, also has to find time to get to Wal­sall as he trav­els daily from the Don­caster area.

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