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Burton Albion name 50-year-old goalkeeper on their subs bench

Remember Kevin Poole? He’s still lacing up his boots.

Poole: in action in 2010.
Poole: in action in 2010.
Image: PA Wire/PA Archive/Press Association Images

BURTON ALBION BROUGHT veteran goalkeeper Kevin Poole back out of retirement today — at the age of 50.

Poole, who played Premier League football with Leicester and Bolton earlier in his career, is on the Albion bench for their League Two trip to Wycombe Wanderers.

Poole “retired” in April 2012 at the age of 48 but continued on as the club’s goalkeeping coach and kept up his registration in case he was ever needed as emergency cover.

With keeper Dean Lyness — who is 28 years Poole’s junior — out injured today, manager Gary Rowett had no choice but to name him on the bench.

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