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Quigley will not accept late call

MARK QUIGLEY will not be accepting any late call-up to the League of Ireland's squad for the Dublin Super Cup.

The Dundalk striker -- surprisingly left out of a 35-man squad -- let his boots do his talking as he scored a hat-trick against Bray Wanderers on Tuesday night, with League manager Damien Richardson watching from the stand.

And Quigley insisted afterwards: "If I wasn't good enough to get into the original squad, I don't see why I should go if people drop out.

"There's not a chance I'll play. I'm not pushed, to tell the truth. I'll go and have a nice holiday in Portugal with the family.

"It doesn't really bother me. The people closest to me were more disappointed than I was when the squad was named. I got loads of texts and calls asking why I wasn't picked.

"I've nothing to prove to anybody. The people who are closest to me; the players I've played with over my career and managers I've played for, all know what I can do. He (Richardson) obviously doesn't rate me as a player, but I'm not really fussed."

Irish Independent