SCOTT QUIGLEY has already shown his respect for Wrexham by not celebrating after scoring against his former club and it will be the same on Saturday if the Barrow striker finds the back of the net.

The 26-year-old, who struck eight times in 17 games for the Reds during a loan spell at the back end of the 2017-18 season, came back to haunt Bryan Hughes’ side last term.

Quigley scored the opening goal in a 2-1 win on loan for Halifax at The Shay on Easter Monday to sink the Reds, but the frontman didn’t milk it in front of the travelling Wrexham fans.

Although Quigley, now in the colours of Barrow and lining up against Wrexham on the opening day of the 2019-20 season, is understandably eager to make an immediate impression after joining in the summer, he won’t go overboard if he hits the target.

“It will be my first time back at The Racecourse and it is not in my interest to do that if I score,” said Quigley. “My team-mates asked me before April’s game would I celebrate if I scored and I said no.

“I left it because the respect is there.

“I will try my best to stick the ball in the net and get three points, but there won’t be nothing from me if I score.”

On being paired with Wrexham on the opening day, Quigley said: “What are the chances.

“I don’t know how many fans Barrow will make the first game but it will be nice for me to go back.

“When the game starts, what ever happens, happens.”

Quigley, who was interesting Wrexham after leaving Blackpool in the summer before joining Barrow, had no qualms about dropping down to the National League because manager Ian Evatt wants “to play football the right way”.

Since leaving Welsh Premier League champions The New Saints to sign for Blackpool in 2017, Quigley found opportunities limited with the League One club and had his temporary spell with Wrexham before less prolific loan stints with Port Vale and Halifax last season,

But Quigley, who has the build of a target-man, was happy to stay in the fifth tier after hearing Evatt’s vision for how he wants his team to play.

“I think the manager himself said that to get in these different sorts of players, you have to offer them contracts that suit them,” said Quigley.

“For me, I didn’t think about dropping down [to the National League] - I could have stayed in the Football League from what I got offered.

“I believe in what the gaffer has said because he plays football the right way and the teams that maybe wanted me in the Football League were, for me, more direct in how they play.

“We play football here and this is what I want to be a part of and he thinks that I’m going to be a part of something special, and I think all the lads believe in what he says.”