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CLUB: New head physio set to take post

A big welcome to Ross Goodwin

1 August 2020

Experienced physiotherapist Ross Goodwin will join Chris Beech’s backroom staff for the 2020/21 season as he replaces Neil Dalton, who departed last month to join Aberdeen.

Goodwin, 33, held similar roles with Annan and Queen of the South just across the border before he moved to join SPL side Kilmarnock, in the summer of 2017, where he worked primarily under Steve Clarke.

United boss Chris Beech said: "Ross joins us as first team physio and he’s got big shoes to fill replacing Dolly (Neil Dalton), who’d almost become part of the furniture at Brunton Park, and who was such a loyal servant to the club.  

"The thing that strikes a chord with me as far as Ross is concerned is his drive and his energy. He's hungry to succeed and has an appetite to get things done.

"He'll work one-on-one with our players, and he gets the dark times when treatment is necessary on a player whilst the rest of the boys are out training and enjoying their football.

"It's essential that we have the right characteristics in our physio for that. It becomes not only medical but psychological qualities we need, and a positive vibe form a physio can be the difference between a happy player and a fed up one.

"I'm looking forward to welcoming him into the club."

Director of football David Holdsworth said: “Ross comes in to take over from Neil, who had obviously been a loyal servant to our club, and we’re looking forward to working with him as he brings his experiences from his time in Scottish football into Brunton Park.

“We look forward to welcoming him as our head physio, and we hope he has an enjoyable and successful time with us.

“He’ll find everything in good order, and that’s well done to Chris Brunskill who has stepped up from the under-18 squad to help out through the first few days of stage one training.”

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