Boost as King’s Lynn Town midfielder Quigley returns for Whitby Town clash

Lynn's Dan Quigley. Picture: Ian Burt

Lynn's Dan Quigley. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Midfielder Dan Quigley's return to action this afternoon has been hailed as a boost for King's Lynn Town.

The all-action player, known as Quigz, missed Saturday's 3-2 home loss to Matlock Town after picking up a one-game ban for getting sent off against Cambridge City.

And boss Gary Setchell admits the 23-year-old's presence in the engine room could have helped his men avoid a third straight home defeat at the weekend.

The Lynn manager, speaking ahead of today's home Evo-Stik Premier Division clash with Whitby Town, said: 'If you looked at the three goals we conceded last week, I'm thinking they might have all been in Dan Quigley areas.

'For the first their player came in off the left-hand side and scored from 35 yards from a sort of space Quigz would have been in. It was the same again for the second. And for the third, Dan's always in both boxes so he may have helped us prevent that.'

Quigley has started 11 of the Linnets' 12 games this season after becoming an intergral part of his team's title-winning campaign last term. However, some fans have claimed he has struggled at a higher-level this season, something Setchell disagrees with.

'Quigz is another one who has come in for a little bit of criticism,' said Setchell.

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'It's laughable. You speak to the coaches, the players, anyone. They'll tell you Dan Quigley is a big miss when he's not on the field. Having him back is a big plus for us.'

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