Sheffield born Chris began his career with Rotherham United. After progressing through the Millers youth system, he went onto make over 250 appearances for their first team and was known locally as the “Yorkshire Express” before a £400,000 fee took him to Preston North End. A six year stay at Deepdale brought another double century of appearances before he joined his hometown club Sheffield Wednesday.
Two years at Hillsborough brought 58 appearances and five goals, including one 30 yard effort that dumped the Shakers out of the League Cup at the first hurdle. Following his release from the Owls he linked up with Scunthorpe United and eventually joined non-league Hyde United on loan. Chris signed for the Shakers, at the start of the 2013-14 season, though initially he was used mostly from the bench. A change of management at Gigg Lane saw Chris become one of the first names on the team sheet with his solid performances and passing range. He was offered and quickly accepted a new 12 month contract at the end of the season, a decision that he himself described as ‘the easiest decision ever’.
Following the Shakers promotion at the end of the 2014-15 season, “Sedgey” announced his retirement from the game, but he was then persuaded by the Shakers management to come back in a player/coach role - a role that Chris excels at and remains in for the Shakers