Morecambe appoint new fitness coach

Chris Squirrell.
Chris Squirrell.

Morecambe have appointed a new fitness and rehabilitation coach

Chris Squirrell, who has been part of the Shrimps’ Community Sports team for the last four years, has taken over from Danny Birdsall who left the club to join Bolton Wanderers.

Chris said: “I was really pleased to get the job.

“I have been working as the community team’s health end wellbeing officer for a few years and always taken a huge interest in what Danny has done as that is what my degree and qualifications are in.

“Danny had a plan for the players when they came back and I have been working on that but as the season progresses will look to add my own touches as well.

“I will be in touch with him regularly and I am sure we will have some good chats about the way to take things forward as the season progresses.”

Boss Jim Bentley said: “I am really pleased to have Chris on board and am delighted that we have been able to promote from within.

“Chris is well qualified and already knows the lads well and I am sure he will be a great support.”