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2 April 2020

Blues midfielder on "something we should all be immensely proud of"

Cole Skuse has thanked the NHS and other key workers as the nation continues to combat Covid-19.

Streets up and down the country showed their appreciation of the National Health Service last week with a minute's applause from their doorsteps, and the Town midfielder said it is the least we can all do given the current situation.

"I'm definitely speaking on behalf of everyone under our roof in that we are eternally thankful for all the work they have done and continue to do. It's remarkable," Skusey, who is this week's guest on FaceTime Friday, told the Club website.

"My eldest daughter's homework has been to design a poster saying thank you to all the key workers and people in the NHS and it's very good. It's a nice thing to do.

"As everyone around the world knows, they've been working overtime and more to try and keep as many people as possible safe.

"I think we should all be immensely proud of what they are doing. When we went outside to do the minute's applause for the NHS last week, it was actually quite emotional.

"Everyone's been inside because of the lockdown and houses can get very quiet, but then you open the door to people clapping and cheering. Everyone's doing it from their own space and at a distance but you can still feel the togetherness. It really was incredible and the least we can do is say thank you.

"My younger two weren't really aware what was going on, they were just trying to make as much noise as they can, but Ava my eldest daughter found it emotional too. It almost felt quite surreal.

"Like I said, we know as a family the importance of the NHS and have a lot to be thankful for. My wife is type one diabetic and has been in hospital on a few occasions, while we also do the Christmas visits with the Club each year. We experienced their work first hand when we had our children as well, as we had to spend a bit of time in hospital then.

"Everyone should be grateful for what the NHS and key workers are doing and I speak on behalf of the Skuse household when I say 'thank you'."

See the full interview with Cole Skuse in our FaceTime Friday feature tomorrow on the Club's social media channels. 

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