Walsall born player 6 Brian Caswell.


Brian Caswell

Team

Walsall 400 1972-1985

Doncaster Rovers ? 1985-1985

Leeds United 10 1985-1987

Wolverhampton Wanderers(Loan)

Coaching

Birmingham City

Stoke City

Northampton Town

Shrewsbury Town

Assistant Manager

Telford United

Brian Leonard Caswell was born on the 14th February 1956, and is a former English footballer who played in the Football League for Doncaster Rovers and Leeds United, Walsall and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Brian, was born in Wednesbury and began his career with Walsall (his home town club) signing straight from school (Wood Green) in 1971 and turning professional in september 1973. He made his debut against Chesterfield the previous season in the April. He became the regular in the “Saddlers” side, whilst left back was the key position he was able to play in all outfield positions and was a key member of the side! He was hugely popular with Walsall’s supporters and was voted Player of the Season in 1976-77. Early the following season he broke his ankle, but quickly regained his fitness and regained his place in the team. Brian only missed one match in the 1979-80 team which won promotion.

Brian was a key member of the side, which lost narrowly to Liverpool in the semi-final of the League Cup in 1983-84.

After racking up 400 league appearances for Walsall he joined Billy Bremner at Doncaster Rovers, however in November 1985. Bremner joined Leeds United, and he signed Caswell for £30,000. Injuries disrupted his time at Elland Road ending a short time out on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers, he decided to retire from playing. He then joined Birmingham City’s and then became youth coach.

In 1992 he became youth coach at Stoke City until 1995 when he became assistant manager to another ex saddler, Wayne Clarke at Telford United. He then returned to being youth coach at Northampton Town and then Shrewsbury Town, before leaving football in 2002 to work for BMW in Birmingham.

I have not been able to find out what he has been up to since then,

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