THE New Saints' striker Scott Quigley has signed for Blackpool on a two-year deal for an initial fee of £35,000, potentially rising to £50,000, with the League One outfit holding an option to extend the deal by a further 12 months.
Quigley, 24, is a product of the TNS Scholarship Scheme who spent much of season 2011/12 in a successful loan spell at Caersws, and was awarded a two-year contract by the Saints in the summer of 2012. Loaned to Carmarthen Town in October 2012 and then to Cefn Druids for season 2013/14, he has scored a total of 25 Welsh Premier goals from his 51 (+38) appearances and has also scored six times in the Champions League qualifiers from 11 (+2) appearances.
“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," says Quigley, who was also interesting Peterborough United.
“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.”
Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer says: “He’s a young, powerful forward who fits in with the model we’re trying to develop at the club. He’s good with both feet, has played and scored in Champions League qualifiers and is now hungry to work hard and make the breakthrough in English football.”
The deal for Quigley, which is subject to international clearance being received, also contains a sell on clause.