The Football League Paper - - MARATHON PROFILE -

Born: Lon­don, 1975 (Age 39) Play­ing Ca­reer: A cen­tre-half, Skiver­ton be­gan his ca­reer at Chelsea in 1993 and spent time on loan at Nor­we­gian side San­de­fjord BK and Third Di­vi­sion Wy­combe prior to his re­lease (with­out mak­ing a Blues ap­pear­ance) in 1996. He then joined Wy­combe on a per­ma­nent deal but played just ten times be­fore drop­ping into the Con­fer­ence with Welling. Af­ter two years and 73 games with the Wings, Skiver­ton joined Yeovil in the sum­mer of 1999. Victory in the FA Tro­phy in 2001-02 was fol­lowed a year later by the Con­fer­ence ti­tle and pro­mo­tion to the Foot­ball League for the first time in Yeovil’s his­tory. Af­ter a year of sta­bil­i­sa­tion, Skiver­ton skip­pered the Glovers to the League Two ti­tle in 2005 and in 2007 to the League One play-off fi­nal where they were beaten 2-0 by Black­pool. He re­tired in 2010 hav­ing scored 42 goals in 382 games. Skiver­ton also made four ap­pear­ances for the Eng­land C side. Man­age­rial Ca­reer: Ap­pointed play­er­man­ager in Fe­bru­ary 2009, Skiver­ton saved the Glovers from rel­e­ga­tion in his first sea­son, ris­ing from the bot­tom of League One to 17th by the end of the sea­son. He then led Yeovil to fin­ishes of 15th and 14th be­fore step­ping down to as­sis­tant to make way for for­mer manager Gary John­son in Jan­uary 2012. As a No.2, Skiver­ton helped John­son guide the Glovers to a fourth-place fin­ish and pro­mo­tion via the play-offs to the Cham­pi­onship in 2013, though they were rel­e­gated af­ter a sin­gle sea­son. Now, fol­low­ing John­son’s dis­missal, he is back as act­ing manager for the “fore­see­able fu­ture”.

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