Milestone men: Quigley and Yong praised as they pass King’s Lynn Town appearance landmarks
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Gary Setchell expects Dan Quigley and Jordan Yong to remain integral figures at King's Lynn Town for years to come.
The Linnets' duo passed their own respective appearance landmarks for the club on Monday night during a scintillating 3-3 draw at Ilkeston. And their manager is sure the milestone men will keep producing the goods as they try to extend their growing legacies at The Walks.
Setchell said of 24-year-old Quigley, who has featured 101 times for Town since arriving from Long Buckby in the summer of 2012: 'He's been a first-class signing. If the supporters would have had their way I wouldn't have touched him with a barge pole. But I like to take a gamble on who people think are bad eggs, without even knowing them.
'He's been a terrific find for the football club and I hope he has another 100 games in the next couple of years for us.'
Pacy left-sided defender Yong, 24, has been at the club a year longer than versatile midfielder Quigley. The former Wisbech Town full back has pulled on the Linnets shirt on 151 occasions and Setchell feels he is now finding his feet again after a slow start to the Evo-Stik Premier Division season.
'Jordan was very good on Saturday,' said his manager, who worked with him at Lynn's fierce rivals up the A47 before they linked up again in Norfolk.
'Jordan's a little bit up and down with his performances. But I'm on him all the time. I think he's his own worse enemy. He goes a little bit lethargic sometimes if you like. And if I'm being honest 'Quigz' (Quigley) has probably had a handful of poor games for the football club since he's been here.'
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Steve Spriggs remains the reformed club's current record appearance holder having crossed the white line to take part in 174 matches.
- Swaffham's 100pc start to the Thurlow Nunn First Division season came to an end last night as King's Lynn Town Reserves enjoyed more West Norfolk derby glory.
The Linnets' second string, who have already beaten Downham Town 2-1, went one better at home to claim bragging rights against the Pedlars.
Jack Frohawk put the hosts in front but Mark Allibone's classy backheel levelled matters early in the second half.
However, Lynn got the win their dominance deserved thanks to strikes from Robert Palmer and a delicious Ben Coe finish on the stroke of full-time.