Mighty Quinn is back in, as Tigers sign three

Worksop Town v Barwell, pictued is Adam Quinn (w131102-4h)
Worksop Town v Barwell, pictued is Adam Quinn (w131102-4h)

Influential defender Adam Quinn has rejoined Worksop Town, as part of a triple signing.

The Bradford Park Avenue man has been loaned to Tigers until the end of the season, and he’ll be joined at Sandy Lane by a pair of Sheffield FC players.

Tigers have bought midfield utility player Warren Burrell, and centre-half Tom Burgin was part of the same deal.

Worksop boss Mark Shaw said the trio were coming to the club to try and win something.

Lauding Quinn’s quality at the back, he said: “Quinny is a big boost for us because his experience was quite influential when we were going through our good run.”

“To have him back is a big boost for the squad.”

Burrell had the captain’s armband at the world’s oldest football club, and Shaw expects him to improve the squad.

“We’ve bought him for a very small fee, but he was Sheffield’s captain and probably their outstanding player this season,” he told the Guardian.

“He was at Sheffield United, Mansfield and Harrogate and I brought him to Sheffield when I was there, and he’s obviously progressed to become their captain.”

“He has quality on the ball, he’ll relish the chance to play at this level and he can play midfield, right-back or centre-back.”

“He’s a great signing for us.”

Also stepping up from the Evo-Stik First Division is central defender Burgin, who Shaw expects to compete with Chris Salt for a starting place in the coming months – as Laurence Gaughan has announced his departure for Australia this month.

Former Buxton man Burgin spent part of his career in Sweden with Pitea IF.

Shaw said: “With Loz unfortunately leaving us we wanted to try and get another centre half on the books.”

“Tom could be a very, very good player.”

“We’ve got Mark Gray for another three weeks, then we’re looking at a bit of a fight between Salty and Burgin.”

“Salty has been here for a while, so it will be down to Tom to try and dislodge him, but we’re asking for more from Chris Salt – he’s put in some good performances, but we want more focus, more consistency.”