TOWN are well blessed in the goalkeeping ranks at the moment – but it’s not the first time they’ve had two top young stoppers on the books.
Back in the early Seventies, Terry Poole was on the verge of an England call-up when he broke a leg during an FA Cup tie at Birmingham City.
The former Manchester United man was out of action for 18 months, but his absence provided an opportunity for deputy David Lawson.
The Geordie, signed from Bradford Park Avenue in 1969, took his chance with both hands.
Even though Town were relegated from the top flight in 1971-72, so impressive was his form that Everton splashed out £80,000, a British record fee for a goalkeeper, that close-season.