The New Saints forward Scott Quigley joins Football League side Blackpool

The New Saints forward Scott Quigley has moved into the Football League following his move to League One club Blackpool.

Quigley had been linked with a move to Peterborough United but it’s the League One newboys that the former Cefn Druids loan man has signed for.

The fee is believed to be around £35,000 but that could rise to £50,000 based on individual merit during his time at the club.

The fee received for Quigley is the highest club record sale in the club’s history as they receive a fee for one of their Academy products.

Quigley has signed a two-year contract with the former English Premier League side but the club have the option to extend it by 12 month should they please.

Last season, Scott Quigley scored a total of nine goals as he helped the Welsh Premier League Champions to a sixth Premier League title and the League Cup.

Most recently, Quigley scored three goals in The New Saints, European adventure as they edged past Gibraltarian side Europa FC, before suffering a heavy defeat to Croatian Champions, HNK Rijeka.

Speaking to BlackpoolFC on his move to the Seasiders, he expressed his delight in being able to have the opportunity to play professional football on a regular basis.

“I’m really happy to be here and I’m looking forward to a new challenge. I’m just eager to get going and start training.

“I’m 24 now and it’s about time I made the step in to the English system. I’m glad to have this opportunity to prove myself.”

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The New Saints boss Scott Ruscoe took time to speak to to which the club’s departing striker well and thanked him for his years of service.

“I’m really pleased for Scott to get the chance at a League One club. He’s been with us for 8 years and has developed from our scholarship programme into a very good attacking player.”

“With his pace and ability to strike the ball so well with either foot, he was always going to get an opportunity. We wish him well with Blackpool and success in the future”


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