Friday 17 November 2017

Quigley deal delights Cook

Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

SLIGO Rovers boss Paul Cook has hailed the capture of Mark Quigley as the most exciting he has made during his tenure at the club.

The free agent has opted for the Bit O'Red on the back of a hugely successful campaign at Dundalk, where he scored 21 goals in all competitions.

That rebuilt the Dubliner's reputation after an unremarkable spell at Bohemians.

The enigmatic forward was one of the leading players in the country during his time with St Patrick's Athletic, and his former Saints colleague Keith Fahey cannot believe that Quigley is still in Ireland.

Now, the 26-year-old moves west to help Sligo attempt to bridge the gap to Shamrock Rovers and end a lengthy wait for a Premier Division title.

"I'm delighted," said Cook. "It is probably the most exciting signing I've made with the club. He is a player I have always admired and a player we have always tried to bring to Sligo Rovers.

"I do think there was something missing in our play at certain times this year and I'm confident Mark can be the cog we were looking for and improve us.

"The club has lowered the budget for 2012, but we still want to bring the best players to Sligo and that will continue as we approach pre-season."

Irish Independent

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