|Doncaster Back in For Quinn|
Friday, 8th Jul 2011 22:47
TWTD understands that Doncaster Rovers have renewed their interest in former Blues midfielder Alan Quinn. The 32-year-old was released at the end of the season, a groin injury having prevented him from playing a single first team game during 2010/11.
The Dubliner was close to joining Sean O’Driscoll’s club a year ago until he picked up what initially seemed only a minor niggle in the pre-season game at Leiston.
Quinn, who previously played in South Yorkshire with both Sheffield clubs, was back at Playford Road last week joining Paul Jewell's squad for pre-season training.
The former Irish international signed for Town from Sheffield United for £400,000 in January 2008.
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|scunnyblue added 22:53 - Jul 8|
Part ex for coppinger ? or whatever the other blokes name was from donny we made a bid for. Go do the deal PJ ..
|Fenoit added 22:55 - Jul 8|
Nice one scunnyblue.... a part exchange for a player that has no contract with us? That would be different. Maybe we could offer them Norris too?
|Dowson added 23:03 - Jul 8|
i always liked quinn , shame . But good luck if he goes :).
|Garv added 23:07 - Jul 8|
Good player. Was about to comment asking if he had been training with us as I thought I saw him in one of the photos, until I read it!
|Mark added 23:12 - Jul 8|
Quinn has been injured for about 2.5 years hasn't he?! I can't remember him featuring at all under Keane. Thinking back to the Magilton era, he was a hard worker but not really good enough to take us forwards. With his £400K fee and wages all the time he was out injured, he was another expensive mistake.
|Garv added 23:17 - Jul 8|
It's not the clubs fault he was injured Mark, therefore not a mistake.
|scunnyblue added 23:18 - Jul 8|
yeah ... realized he was a former blue after i posted .. thanks for pointing out my error fenoit much appreciated .......
|robdaful added 23:18 - Jul 8|
Good player when he played so good luck.
Maybe he can convince Sharp and Coppinger to come here.
|Blue_Square added 23:23 - Jul 8|
Decent championship player if he can stay fit... Shame his record at our place is so poor, but when he played he was a real decent addition...!
|jclark20 added 01:59 - Jul 9|
and good luck to him!
|broomfield123 added 06:05 - Jul 9|
Always liked him. And scored a quality goal against norwich
|DiamondGezzer added 06:55 - Jul 9|
Shame he is so injury prone. Best of luck.
|suffolkpunchdrunk added 07:15 - Jul 9|
So I'm guessing that the hacking of PJ's phone didn't turned up much in the way of transfer news last night then!
I bet you thought you were on to something when you overheard him talking excitedly about bringing in Lamb Passanda and Keema Naan and you thought they were potentially two new exotic signings from over seas only to then realise it was PJ's night in with a curry infront of the TV!
|Umros added 07:45 - Jul 9|
Powederpuff, get rid, another few quid saved in wages...................
|ipswich_ac added 08:04 - Jul 9|
Judging by some of these comments anyone would think he was still under contract with us...his contract has ended!
Would be a decent player for a struggling Championship team if fit, not good enough for a team looking to finish top 6 though.
|tractorboy2434 added 09:25 - Jul 9|
I simply do not get all this top 6 finish talk, we have signed 2 decent players, 2 who are no better than the rubbish we already had and lost at least 3 of our best players, the squad is weaker than last time around, what on earth makes people think that we will be challenging, because with this squad we won't, simply not prepared to spend money on good players, methinks the cupboard is almost bare.
|itfcjc added 09:51 - Jul 9|
Id forgoton all about him
|Mark added 10:45 - Jul 9|
> It's not the clubs fault he was injured Mark, therefore not a mistake
I didn't mean the injury, but I can't say he was worth £400K and a 3.5 year contract. It's another example of Ipswich paying a decent fee and the player leaving on a free transfer.
|suffolkpunchdrunk added 10:53 - Jul 9|
The clue is in the article - "was released at the end of the season" so repeat after me "Quinn is not our player, Quinn is not our player" and so therefore in financial terms he is worth diddly squat to ITFC.
|jas0999 added 10:56 - Jul 9|
Rightly released in my opinion. Too injury prone and not worth a new contract. All the best to him though.
|Sniegster added 11:02 - Jul 9|
Unlucky with injuries when he was with us. Nice touch to see PJ looking after and helping out of contract players with pre-season training. I hope Quinn finds a club soon and wish him all the best (apart from against us!).
|BlueBadger added 11:11 - Jul 9|
Good signing for them, hard worker, spirited and a much underrated passer of the ball.
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