Sheffield Wednesday supporter Andy Cooper's affection for former Owl Derek Dooley is set in stone!

Cooper has paid tribute to Dooley by having statues made of him.

Cooper has commissioned sculptor Gordon Brown to make the model of Dooley, who died in March aged 78.

Dooley is well regarded in Sheffield, where he played for the Coca-Cola Championship club in the late 40s and early 50s. He also managed the club from 1971 to 1973.

Brown has been told to produce 500 copies of the model, with some of the proceeds going to a charity of the Dooley family's choice.

Brown, who owns a craft centre in Sherwood Forest, is no stranger to working on famous personalities.

He made a bust of close friend Brian Clough, which is on display at Nottingham Forest, and he has done work for The Queen, Hollywood actor Kevin Costner and the King of Saudi Arabia.

Brown said: "Andy said he wanted me to do it because he has been a fan of Sheffield Wednesday since he was eight.

"He met Derek Dooley and has books signed by him.

"I am hoping the Dooley family will tell me their preferred charity so if, say, £10 from each model goes to the charity then that will be £5,000 for a good cause."

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