Manager Dean Keates has moved to bring in on a long loan one of his targets, with Blackpool’s Scott Quigley joining for the rest of the season.
The Seasiders initially signed Scott from Welsh Premier League Champions The New Saints for an initial fee of £35,000, potentially rising to £50,000, when he moved to the League One club last summer – a record sale for the selling club.
The 25-year-old forward agreed a two-year contract at Bloomfield Road, with the Tangerines holding an option to extend the deal by a further 12 months.
Born in Shrewsbury, Scott came through the ranks with TNS, being at the club for eight years including his time as a scholar. As a youngster he also spent loan spells with Caersws, Carmarthen Town and Cefn Druids.
A winner of every major Welsh trophy during his time at Park Hall, Scott found the net on 32 occasions for Oswestry-based club, including eight times last season as The New Saints retained the Welsh Premier League title for a sixth consecutive season.
While playing for TNS, he has also picked up considerable experience in UEFA Champions League qualifiers and scored three goals in the preliminary round of this season’s competition as the Saints edged past Gibraltarian side Europa FC, and also appeared against Croatian Champions, HNK Rijeka.
This season has appeared as a substitute on nine occasions in the league for Blackpool, plus starting five times in Checkatrade Trophy.