Blackpool's Scott Quigley deserves his chance in the Football League, says Port Vale boss

Quigley has yet to make a league start for the Seasiders
Quigley has yet to make a league start for the Seasiders
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Port Vale manager Neil Aspin believes on-loan Blackpool striker Scott Quigley deserves his big break in the Football League.

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The 26-year-old, who has joined the Valiants on loan for the season, has yet to make a league start for the Seasiders having signed from Welsh side TNS last year.

The forward made nine appearances in the league last season, with all of them coming off the bench, with his only starts coming in the EFL Trophy.

He did however enjoy a fruitful loan spell in the National League with Wrexham last season, scoring eight times in 17 matches with seven of those goals coming in his first eight appearances.

The striker made his first appearance for Port Vale on Saturday in their 1-1 pre-season friendly draw at Kidsgrove Athletic, and he bagged an assist as he set up Louis Dodds’ goal.

Aspin said: "Like a lot of players we have got, you can look at his record and say he has not scored in the Football League, but he has not really had many chances in the Football League.

"He was a non-league player at TNS and Blackpool paid money for him and took a gamble.

“He played against us for the reserves when we had a game at the training ground and he scored a couple of goals.

"Also Gary Brabin knew him from TNS and we watched him a couple of times. I watched him in the Checkatrade Trophy and then he went on loan to Wrexham and did really well.

“I spoke to people I know there and they said how well he did. We we want to give him a chance."