There was some surprise amongst Barrow AFC fans that new striker Scott Quigley was given a three-year contract upon signing, but manager Ian Evatt believes it has put the club in a strong position, The Mail report.

It’s the first time any player has been handed that length of contract since Evatt took charge just under a year ago, with 26-year-old Quigley hopefully heading towards his peak years as a player.

Quigley was one of two new players to arrive at the Bluebirds on Monday, with fellow forward Dior Angus coming back to Holker Street on a permanent deal, following a previous loan.

He’s had some success in the National League before, particularly during a loan at Wrexham, and Evatt is hoping he can become part of an attack that will be more clinical in front of goal next season.

Evatt said: “I’ve read things on social media and I’ve seen people surprised at the fact that he’s got a three-year contract, but we have to protect ourselves as a football club now.

“To get these better players, we have to make sure that the club’s covered. We can’t pay them what other teams can pay them, but we can certainly offer them a longer contract on less money, as it gets the commitment on both sides.”

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