Chelmsford City manager, Rod Stringer, expressed his sadness that popular kitman, Paul Glibbery, will be leaving the Club at the end of the current campaign.
The 52-year-old will be standing down at the Melbourne Stadium following a lengthy knee problem, which has seen Gilbbery already go under the surgeon’s knife on no less than seven occasions and now requires complete reconstruction.
“To be perfectly honest, at all the clubs I’ve been at Paul Glibbery is the best kitman I’ve ever known, Stringer said. “I’ve never had anyone like him. He has certainly been an absolute pleasure to work with, he has made the job look quite easy really.
“Paul works very hard for Chelmsford City Football Club. He leaves no stone unturned in his preparation prior to a match, he’s very good. He does all the extra little bits that really count. We are going to need to find someone who has that same enthusiasm and desire.
The Clarets chief added: “When we go to the games, everything is already laid out and labelled up for us. Kit, towels, the lot. There is nothing that man misses out. He’s a great lad to have around and I’m really hoping that however small it is, once he’s got his knee sorted we can get him back here and he might like to have a little bit of time with us in some capacity.
“He will be sorely missed. We’ve got to hope that we can get someone in to learn the ropes from him because what he does for us on matchday and training nights is invaluable and is done to a high standard. We will miss him as a kitman and as a person, I’ve got so much time for Paul, as have the players, supporters and everyone connected to the Club.”