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Gaffer on Medical Changes

28 June 2018

John Askey on the physiotherapist changes

Shrewsbury Town boss John Askey has reacted to the news that Chris Skitt will the club.

The Town Physiotherapist is due to move on from the club to take up a similar role at a Championship Club after 10 years in Shropshire.

Youth Academy Physiotherapist Jordan Beech will replace Skitt and will be the first team’s Head Physio.

Town gaffer John Askey was naturally disappointed that Skitt had decided to move on but remained positive ahead of Jordan Beech’s progression from the youth set up to the first team.

“I think it’s great for him, it’s a progression to the Championship,” Askey said.

“He’s the longest serving member of staff at the Football Club so it will be a massive change for him.

“He’s been a big part of everything, with setting up the training ground and the things that go on.

“But by bringing Jordan in, who’s been working in the youth team it keeps continuity. Although he will be missed hopefully it wont be too much.”

John also feels his character will be missed around the Club but is hopeful that Jordan can emulate the success Chris has had at the club.

“He’s a big part of the football club especially on the football side of it,” the gaffer said.

“Really you don’t want to be losing people like that but it’s nice when you see people doing well and going onto better things.

“Hopefully Jordan can step into his shoes and carry on the good work that he has done.

“It’s important throughout the Football Club that they can see they can progress, especially on the football side.

“He knows everything that goes on. Everything that the youth team do is replicated from what we do.

“There is quite a few people here who perform all of the duties that go hand in hand with the Physio. I see the change over being seamless ”


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