Final countdown

Last updated : 30 June 2003 By Martyn Elliott

The former Charlton Athletic, Leeds United and West Ham United player has already agreed terms and is expected to formally complete his move on Tuesday.

Sir Bobby’s decision to sign the controversial pot-smoking midfielder has caused widespread debate among supporters as to whether he is actually good enough to get in our first team and whether his well publicised off field behaviour should have prevented his signing.

With the medical expected to be just a formality we’ll soon get the chance to see whether Sir Bobby is to be proved right, because it is unlikely that he has left himself open to such savage personal criticism in order to put Bowyer in the reserves.