Cult hero Quigley’s the man to follow for new-boy Robbins, says King’s Lynn Town boss Gary Setchell
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The similarities between Dan Quigley and Ryan Robbins' arrivals at King's Lynn Town have given Gary Setchell cause for comfort.
Midfielder Quigley signed for the Linnets under a cloud last summer after he celebrated wildly in front of the club's supporters following Long Buckby's pivotal victory over Setchell's men.
But the all-action player soon turned from zero to hero with a host of giant displays in Lynn's title-winning season to become a popular figure. And now Setchell thinks his latest recruit – who has previous with some Lynn fans during his time with rivals Coalville Town – will also win over The Walks crowd in the weeks and months to come.
Setchell said of his new striker, who picked up four red cards and 30 yellows during his three-season spell at Owen Street: 'Ryan is 25, he's a young man. And he's going to have to learn to play for King's Lynn and control his aggression in the right way, very very similar to Dan Quigley.
'He came last year under similar sort of circumstances. There were talks of him getting red cards and losing his head and that we didn't want him, and I believe Quigz is a better player now and a better man. He's been superb for us and hopefully Ryan will do exactly the same thing.
'There was history between Quigz and Lynn fans and he's a cult hero here now. Ryan will be judged by what he does on the grass won't he? If he comes here and scores goals then everyone will be chanting his name after five or six weeks.'
The Linnets boss added that plenty of professional players, like Mo Johnston who played for Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers and Celtic, have breached so-called 'uncrossable divides'.