Physio Chris Skitt set to join a Championship club
Shrewsbury Town can confirm that Physio Chris Skitt has decided to leave the club.
Skitt has been part of the Shrewsbury Town set-up for the last decade, firstly with the youth team and then the first-team.
Chris admits that it’s with a heavy heart that he moves onto pastures new.
“It’s a really tough decision to make”, said Skitt.
“After 10 years at the club I’ve obviously become massively fond of the club and everyone around it, so it wasn’t an easy decision by any stretch.
“It’s something I’ve thought about for a long time, run over pros, cons and issues that might come. It’s a decision that I’ve had to make, but one with a hugely heavy heart.”
Skitt will now move onto an unnamed Championship club and he is looking forward to challenging himself at the higher level.
“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”, said Chris.
“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.
“I’ve been fortunate enough in the past to have offers that at the time I didn’t feel were right for me, but I think everyone likes to feel wanted and needed, and this is no different. It’s a great opportunity.”
Jordan Beech, who joined the Academy from Carlisle United 18-months ago, will be the man to take-over from Skitt and Chris believes he has what it takes to fill his shoes.
“Jordan has built his experience up over the last 18-months and he’s already progressed”, said Skitt.
“I can see a lot of similarities between when Nathan Ring went and I stepped up at a similar age, and it will be no different.
“I’m sure that there will be things that he hasn’t experienced because he’s been in a youth team environment, but I have every confidence that Jordan’s flexible enough to cope with them and perhaps push the department forward, which is what I would love.”
Shrewsbury Town would like to thank Chris for his hard work and dedication with the club and wish him well for the future.