FORMER Vauxhall Motors attacker and self-employed physiotherapist Tom Rutter is to be the Seagulls new first team physio.
The 28-year-old played for Vauxhall in the Conference North and was joint top scorer with Ashley Stott in the 2012/13 season when he played in both league games against Colwyn Bay during the Christmas and New Year period.
When Vauxhall sadly went into liquidation, Tom concentrated on completing his degree in Sports therapy and rehabilitation at Salford University and now runs his own business, although he has helped out with touchline therapy in short spells at Accrington Stanley and Radcliffe Borough and was a player-physio for a time at Knutsford Town.
Tom, who was an England Schoolboys international and also previously played for Northwich Vics and Witton Albion, commented: “Getting back into regular football on the physio side is something I have been thinking about and this is an opportunity to do that. I know Phill from when we were at Warrington Town together, so when he offered me the opportunity I was delighted to accept.”
TOP PICTURE: Tom in action for Vauxhall Motors in 2013 (photo courtesy of Chester Chronicle).