ACHIEVE client Scott Quigley has completed a transfer to English League One side Blackpool from Welsh outfit TNS for an undisclosed transfer fee.
Quigley has signed a two-year contract with the option of a third year at Bloomfield Road after impressing manager Gary Bowyer and his scouts with his performances for TNS.
24-year-old striker Quigley lifted the Welsh Premier League title during the 2016-17 season – TNS’ sixth successive league title, which is a Welsh record.
6 foot 3” tall, he can also play as a winger when required to do so. Quigley has won numerous honours with the club, winning the Welsh Premier League on five occasions, the Welsh Cup three times and the Welsh League Cup three times. He also scored a memorable brace against Bala Town in the 2015 Welsh League Cup final.
He joined TNS as a youngster and won the club’s ‘Young Player of the Year’ award during the 2014-15 campaign.
In total, Quigley scored 32 goals in 107 appearances in all competitions for TNS.
He has also featured for the club in the UEFA Champions League, playing against the likes of Videoton, Slovan Bratislava, B36 Torshavn, HNK Rijeka and College Europa. He scored his first away European goal against the latter and also netted in this summer’s qualifiers against College Europa in both legs.
After suffering an injury earlier in the 2016-17 season, Scott battled back to fitness and he fired 11 goals in 24 matches during the campaign, including in both legs of the Champions League First Qualifying Round wins over Tre Penne and has netted 55 goals in 103 appearances in all competitions to date.
ACHIEVE Director Dave Garley said: “We are delighted that Scott has made the move into the Football League, which is just reward for his outstanding performances at TNS.
“He really caught the eye in the Champions League qualifiers, scoring regularly over the four games, including a fantastic goal against College Europa in the First Round, First Leg, which gained significant media coverage, such was the quality of the goal.
“There has been substantial interest in Scott this summer from a number of Football League clubs, but Blackpool have made their interest known for a long time and have been watching Scott’s progress with a keen eye.
“We feel with continued hard work that Scott can further improve and flourish in the Football League and go on to have a great career.
“We wish both Scott and Blackpool every success.”