King’s Lynn Town’s Quigley walking a disciplinary tightrope
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Dan Quigley is 'walking a disciplinary tightrope' as King's Lynn Town prepare for their promotion run-in.
The influential midfielder is currently on nine bookings – if he collects one more before the amnesty day of April 14 it means he would miss the vital game against Evo Stik Division One South leaders Coalville Town two days later.
Linnets boss Gary Setchell is clearly aware of the danger – he took Quigley off after around an hour of Tuesday's 3-1 home win over Kidsgrove, with his side already 2-0 up.
But the dilemma is what constitutes one risk too many – Setchell may opt to rest him for Saturday's home game against Mickleover Sports, but Lynn have a crunch clash at local rivals Stamford Town, who are third in the table, on Monday. There is also the added complication that another midfielder, skipper Richard Bunting, is struggling with a groin injury.
Setchell admits the shadow hanging over Quigley, who has made 31 league appearances this season, after moving from Long Buckby last summer, affected the player on Tuesday.
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'I think that took a little bit out of his game,' said Setchell, who also has Jordan Yong on eight bookings and Ryan Fryatt on seven. 'I have had a little word with him – if Bunts was available I would probably have left Quigz out.
'He has just got to get past the Stamford game to be available for the Coalville game. I will assess it for Saturday and obviously Stamford is going to be blood and thunder.
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'He has just got to be careful – the amount of times he has been booked early and managed to stay on the pitch. He didn't dive in, which I was pleased with. That is his game, he is wholehearted. You leave him out against Stamford and you lose the game then you might as well have played him and miss him at Coalville.
'Fingers crossed he doesn't do anything silly. He has to get through the second Sunday in April, so really Quigz is on a tightrope and the others have got a bit to play with – but the lad has to be sensible.'