Sheffield Wednesday: Owls look to recruit new first-team masseur

Flashback: Chris Senior representing Guiseley during his playing days
Flashback: Chris Senior representing Guiseley during his playing days
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Sheffield Wednesday are looking to swiftly recruit a new first-team masseur following Chris Senior’s departure.

Senior, who moved to Hillsborough in August 2017, having previously worked at Arsenal, recently decided to leave the Championship club.

Wednesday's club doctor Richard Higgins

Wednesday's club doctor Richard Higgins

A soft tissue therapist, Senior combined his duties with the Owls alongside his role with the senior Wales national team during international breaks.

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Senior, a graduate of Huddersfield Town’s youth system, played professional and semi-professional football for over a decade. He enjoyed spells in non league at Wakefield, Scarborough, Halifax, Altrincham, Alfreton, Darlington and Guiseley.

The 36-year-old scored Darlington’s extra-time Wembley winner against Mansfield Town in the 2011 FA Trophy final.

Wednesday, who begin their pre-season preparations in less than a fortnight’s time, are seeking to quickly find a replacement for Huddersfield-born Senior.

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In a statement on the club’s website, the Owls say the suitable candidate will “work with the first team when required, alongside the club doctor, osteopath and physios”.

The masseur will report to long-serving club doctor Richard Higgins, pictured left, as head of sports medicine and the person must have “significant experience in football or elite sport”.

The closing date for applications is Monday June 18. For more information, email

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