Saturday, 13 November 2010
187 Barry Cowdrill
Position : Left back
Played : 1991-92
Appearances : 15
Goals : 1
Barry was signed from Bolton on a short-term contract to cover an injury to Jimmy Graham. The 35 - year old was originally signed from Sutton Coldfield Town by West Brom in 1980 and spent the next 6 seasons as Derek Statham's understudy only really establishing himself in the first team when Statham moved to Southampton. In 1988 he signed for Bolton and was a regular for three seasons and a fans' favourite.
Barry looked like a refugee from the 70s with his curly perm and 'tache and had a shaky debut in a 3-0 defeat at Blackpool. After that he looked much more assured , composed at the back and a threat down the left flank. He was probably our best player at the tail end of the season. His goal was a fantastic volley from outside the box away at Northampton.
At the end of the season he re-signed for Sutton Coldfield. He was last heard of working in a health club in Bournemouth.