Quinn to bide time as he hangs up boots

Last updated : 20 May 2004 By Matthew Gamble
Quinn heralded the new stadium developments as a big plus for the side and said he hoped and wanted to be in place when the stadium was complete. He highlighted the problems with the current Meadow pitch being regularly flooded, saying, 'From a manager's point of view we do need a new ground because the pitch is a major factor.'

He also announced that he would not be pulling on a first team jersey for the Town next season. 'I might play in the reserves occasionally and in Sunday football but I'm not going to play for the first team anymore', he told the Shropshire Star. Quinn had 11 starts and 9 appearances as sub last season, scoring six goals goals.

Quinn went on to say that he would not be diving into the transfer market until later in the close season. The Town boss is reluctant to pay wages over the summer for no return.

He also pointed out that there would be no shortage of available players, 'There will be 800 or 900 players out of contract and because we're back in the Football League we'll have better bargaining power', he said.

Closer to home, Ryan Lowe, Martin O'Connor, Greg Rioch and Leon Drysdale are all out of contract this summer, and Quinn is reserving his judgement until after a period of recuperation for the squad.