Goalkeeper Coach and Youth Development Manager Chris Appleton has contacted the club to say he is leaving to concentrate on his recently formed business.
Chris joined the Blues at the start of last season with the remit to introduce and manage an Under 21’s team. Although there were many problems during the campaign, mostly out of anyone’s control, to his credit Chris stuck to the task and saw the season out.
Chris has not completely cut ties with the club and he has promised to act as scout, identifying promising youngsters.
Secretary Bob Astles said “We are sorry to lose Chris but fully understand his need to establish his fitness business in its early stages, he is always welcome at the club and we wish him all the best for the future”.