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Shrews Physio Joins Blues
Thursday, 28th Jun 2018 16:26

Long-serving Shrewsbury physio Chris Skitt is following his former boss Paul Hurst to Portman Road.

Skitt, 32, has been with the Shrews since joining them from Burnley in 2009 and was promoted to working with the senior side two years later.

"It is a really tough decision to make after 10 years of being at the club – I've become massively fond of everyone around it, and the club itself," Skitt told the Shropshire Star.

"It wasn't an easy decision by any stretch. It's something I've thought about for a long time, run over the pros and cons and issues that might come up.

"It's a decision I've had to make, but with a hugely heavy heart. It's been a massive relationship we've formed and hopefully one we'll continue going forwards.”

He added: “It’s an opportunity to go to a club that is a big club and it’s in a league that is one better than we are in currently.

“It’s an opportunity for me to grow my career, test myself at the next level and see if my principles, and my understanding, and my outlook is robust enough at the level above."

Skitt's medicine and performance team at Shrewsbury carried off the League One members award at the Football Medicine and Performance Association Awards in May.

"The award was due to the team on the pitch and behind the players, not me solely, the group ethic," he continued.

"That's something I'm looking to install where we're going and push on to see if those input and theory works at a higher level."

We understand that as things stand no member of the current Blues physio staff is moving on, Matt Byard having been the head physio and Alex Chapman his assistant last season.

Skitt is the second member of Hurst's Shrewsbury staff to join him at Town, following assistant manager Chris Doig.

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boroughblue added 16:38 - Jun 28
Maybe some players will follow too 😏😆 welcome to the club Chris

spanishblue added 17:01 - Jun 28
Welcome Chris,this will be either be bad news for our invalids, or extremely good news for the fans maybe he can keep them fit

floridaboy added 17:04 - Jun 28
Hurst has obviously sussed out the reasons for so many players not being available last season.

Looking forward to a squad being injury free this campaign!

jas0999 added 18:05 - Jun 28
Good stuff. Yet again we have someone talking who is pleased to be here and respects the club. No arrogance.

WaltonBlueNaze added 06:59 - Jun 29
More good news - PH is clearly making a very positive impression with the fans. Never been looking forward to the start of the season for years.

FromIpswichToPhoenix added 07:13 - Jun 29
I was reading over the Twitter post and the poor Shrews fans are p*ssed.... poor b*ggers.... sinking ship and their season hasn't even begun yet.

runningout added 08:23 - Jul 1
they’ll be ok

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