Alan Boswell (1943-2017)

  • August 25, 2017 | By Chris Mann
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Former Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Alan Boswell has passed away at the age of 74.

Born on August 8, 1943, Boswell started his career with home-town club Walsall in the 1961/62 campaign before making a move to Shrewsbury Town, where he would make over 200 appearances in a five-year stay at Gay Meadow.

A disappointing stint at Wolverhampton Wanderers was to follow, before he was brought to Burnden Park by then-Wanderers manager Nat Lofthouse in the summer of 1969.

Bowell made his Trotters debut in November of that same year, in a 3-0 defeat at Aston Villa, before going on to make a total of 56 appearances under three different managers - Lofthouse, Jimmy McIlroy and Jimmy Meadows.

He left Wanderers in July 1972 and brought down his playing career with spells at both Port Vale and non-league Oswestry Town, where he also served as manager.

Everybody at Burnden Aces would like to send their condolences to Alan's family at this difficult time.

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