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Head of Medical and Sports Science

Chris Burton

Backroom Staff


Chris Burton joined the club in January 2015 following a restructuring of the medical department by the then-manager Mark Robins

Burton brings with him a wealth of experience from spells with clubs such as Peterborough United, Hull City, QPR and Barnsley, the latter of which saw him work alongside Robins and current first team coach Nick Daws. 

“We’re here to try and maximise performance while minimising injury,” Burton explained, speaking shortly after his arrival. 

“I did a sports science degree initially and then a physiotherapy degree before starting in the NHS working through the banding system. I then went on to work for England Athletics before turning to football, beginning at the Nottingham Forest Academy. 

“I made the decision to leave Peterborough United earlier in the month and when the manager found out that I was available, he gave me a call and that’s why I’m here. 

“My role is to oversee everything within the department; from what happens from an injury management point of view and from a prehab point of view. The main thing is to try and prevent injuries, but unfortunately in football injuries do often occur. When they do occur, our job is to try and get them back as quickly as we can, when safe to do so."

Chris Burton - Head of Medical and Sports Science
Previous Clubs: Nottingham Forest (Academy Physiotherapist), Barnsley (First Team Physiotherapist), Hull City (Head of Medicine), QPR (First Team Physiotherapist), Peterborough United (First Team Physiotherapist / Head of Sports Science and Medicine). 

Qualifications: Sports Science Degree, Physiotherapist Degree. 
Background as a footballer: Played football at non-league level. Got released by Mansfield Town and played non-league for Gainsborough Trinity, Brigg Town, Retford United.