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Date: 19-11-07 Calamity Chris heads back to the Shrews
Loan keeper Chris MacKenzie returned to Shrewsbury today after his loan spell came to an end and on the eve of number one keeper Scott Bevan making his return following injury.

Chris MacKenzie Chris, who quickly earned the unwanted nickname of Calamity Chris, didn't start out too well in his time at Aggborough after making numerous mistakes in his first game for us against Torquay Utd when we lost 5-2.  He was caught well off his line and got lobbed from the halfway line for their first goal and finished the game looking shell shocked.

He improved tremendously for the following two games at Salisbury and Northwich but back at home against Crawley Town he let Guy Madjo come back onto the pitch behind him at a goalkick and got robbed of the ball.  Madjo stroked the ball into an empty net to earn Chris another nickname of It's Behind You Chris.

Apart from those blips he saved us many a time with some wonderful top drawer saves and earned Man of the Match awards on three occasions.

Mark Yates said today after the news was released:
"Chris obviously didn't have the best of starts, by his own admission, but he's been absolutely fantastic for us.
I'd like to place on record my thanks to Chris for his efforts here."

Chris will now return to his coaching job at Shrewsbury and will be remembered fondly even after the calamities.

With both Scott Bevan and Dean Coleman now fit either of those will play against Oxford Utd next Saturday.

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