King’s Lynn Town sign Long Buckby midfielder Quigley
King's Lynn Town have this afternoon completed the signing of Long Buckby midfielder Dan Quigley.
The 22-year-old becomes Gary Setchell's latest summer signing - albeit weeks later than he had hoped.
The Linnets boss tried to sign the tigerish central midfielder in May but Quigley had agreed a deal with Kettering Town. However, Setchell now has his man after well-documented changes on and off the pitch with the Poppies saw Quigley decide to join former team-mates Richard Bunting and Russell Dunkley at The Walks.
Setchell said: 'I'm absolutely delighted. He's exactly what we've been missing for the last two years. No disrespect to other players who have played in there but the lads 6ft 2in, is aggressive, covers the ground, is fit - and he scores a goal.
'I tried to get him in early but he had done a deal with Kettering. But their circumstances meant things changed and I've beat off other clubs to get him so I'm really pleased.'
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Quigley says he is determined to win Lynn fans over after the way he celebrated Buckby's 2-1 victory over the Linnets in April - a moment he apologised for.
With his side down to 10 men, and needing to win to keep their title hopes alive, the youngster ripped his shirt off at the final whistle and danced in front of the Linnets large travelling support.
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He said: 'What happened at Buckby, when I look back at it now, was stupid. But if you're playing one of those games, it was massive, adrenaline just got the better of me and sometimes you can't help what you do.
'Gary's seen something in me and I want to repay him with my performances on the pitch. I'll give 100pc for Lynn and see where it takes us.'
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