Brown: Butland is the best

Butland: Highly-rated stopper

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Jack Butland will be regarded as "the best goalkeeper ever to play for Cheltenham", according to his team-mate Scott Brown.

Butland, who has now been recalled from his loan spell at the Gloucestershire outfit by parent club Birmingham, made 24 appearances for the Robins over two separate spells at Whaddon Road this season.

In that time, the England Under-21 international has become a firm favourite among the Cheltenham fans, and fellow stopper Brown - who will now take over between the sticks for the remainder of the campaign - has nothing but high praise for the youngster.

He told the Gloucestershire Echo: "The fact that Jack is already playing for the England Under-21s shows how highly he is thought of and I have no doubt that he'll go on to play in the Premier League.

"He'll probably be remembered as the best goalkeeper ever to play for Cheltenham.

"You can't call yourself a proper goalkeeper until you've made a mistake and bounced back from it and Jack has done that now. I'm sure it'll benefit him next season when he's number one at a Championship club, or playing even higher."