Nick Skelton, from
Benfleet, Essex, was with Norwich City's Under-11s schoolboys
side in 1997/98. He later switched to Charlton Ahtletic's
youth team but was released in 2003. After a brief trial with
Luton Town, he joined Southend United as a scholar in their centre
of excellence. Impressing those who watched him, the central defender
was described as the new "Jonathan Woodgate".
A debilitating injury caused Skelton to miss much of the start
of the 2004/5 campaign, and set back what had, up to then, been
speedy progress. A hurried return wrought havoc after an aggravation
of the complaint in September against Leyton Orient, and it was
not until the end of the calendar year that he was ready to return.
he ended the season with 5 youth team appearances and 2 reserve
Nick joined Chelmsford City in February 2006. He then moved on
to Great Wakering Rovers before joining Aveley in late October
2006. In March 2007, he joined Redbridge.
In June 2008, Nick joined his former Redbridge manager Dean Holdsworth
at Blue Square South side Newport County