Covid-hit Cotterill again in hospital

Covid-hit Cotterill back in hospital


Steve Cotterill was appointed Shrewsbury Town supervisor on 27 November

Shrewsbury Town supervisor Steve Cotterill has been readmitted to hospital as he’s affected by Covid-pneumonia.

Cotterill, 56, spent 33 days in hospital after being admitted with Covid-19 signs on 15 January.

After being launched from Bristol Royal Infirmary, he was working from his Bristol dwelling through cellphone and Zoom calls.

“He’s been bad since the middle of last week. I could tell by his breathing and his coughing,” mentioned Town assistant supervisor Aaron Wilbraham.

“He was admitted to A&E on Sunday morning and then back on the ward with pneumonia, caused by Covid-19,” he instructed BBC Radio Shropshire.

“It’s a case of antibiotics and drips and another week in hospital.

“He’s in the very best place however I really feel gutted for him. From all my time with him at Bristol City, I do know he is the type of bloke who by no means takes a break day.

“And, when he came to Shrewsbury, he was always in on a Sunday and a Wednesday when everyone else was off. It’ll be killing him not being there.

‘I’ve never known him have a cold or even a sniffle’

Wilbraham, who has been taking daily charge of the League One side in Cotterill’s absence, added: “He’s one of many hardest, fittest guys I do know.

“Always on the bike. Always in the gym. I’ve never known him have a cold or even a sniffle.

“For him to have all this day off, then time at dwelling, and now get this different setback is so arduous on him. But I understand how robust and difficult he’s. He’ll take care of it, no drawback.

“It happened in hospital too. Just when he felt he was getting somewhere he’d keep getting these setbacks.

“We preserve telling him to loosen up, nevertheless it’s very arduous to inform a workaholic to not work too arduous.”

Shrewsbury are 17th in League One, 12 points off the play-off places but with games in hand, following Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Joey Barton’s Bristol Rovers – their first defeat in five.

Aaron Wilbraham was speaking to BBC Radio Shropshire’s Scott Harris.

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