Wolverhampton Wanderers: top 30 players - number 22

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His only trophy at Wolverhampton Wanderers came during a loan spell, but long-time custodian Mike Stowell was a massive hit at Molineux.


Mike Stowell deserves recognition for having to put up with wearing the goalkeeper's jersey in the photo above for a season, but aside from that, he spent a decade in between the sticks for Wolverhampton Wanderers.


He first arrived at Molineux on loan to feature in the final games of the 1988-89 season as Wolves sealed the Third Division title. However, another year would pass before Graham Turner spent £275,000 on his services and it proved to be a shrewd investment as Stowell went on to spend almost 10 years as first choice at the Black Country outfit.


For much of his time at Wolves, they would only consolidate their place in the second tier, although they did twice miss out in the playoffs while Stowell was present in the side. He would make 378 appearances in the league, with all but one of those coming from the starting lineup. He would also play 50 times in the FA Cup and League Cup, highlighting that he was barely rotated for cup competitions.


Stowell would eventually leave Wolves to join Bristol City, but at this stage, his career was winding down and he wouldn't top his time in the West Midlands.

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