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Fermanagh ace Quigley urged to keep hitting heights

By John Campbell

Seamus Quigley has scored 1-8 in each of Fermanagh’s two games against Antrim and Queen’s in the Power NI Dr McKenna Cup making him the most prolific marksman in the competition to date.

But manager Peter Canavan has now challenged him to sustain this impressive scoring return when he lines out against Tyrone tomorrow night.

Quigley was an absentee from the Erne ranks last year but has created a huge impact this month, his swashbuckling style and confident finishing helping to breed optimism for the future.

However, Canavan is aware that the burly Quigley will come in for special policing from the Tyrone rearguard at Healy Park, Omagh.

“Obviously what Seamus has been doing for us lately has not gone unnoticed. He is a quality finisher. He is putting in a great effort in training and hard work on the training pitch often comes good on match days. That’s very much the case with Seamus at this point in time,” points out Canavan.

But even though his team has acquired maximum points to date, Canavan is summoning an even greater effort from his attack in particular tomorrow night.

“We are creating chances and I would not discourage the boys from having a shot but we simply can’t afford to hit wides or to drop balls short. That could be fatal against Tyrone,” warns Canavan.

And he is anxious that his players maximise the possession they gain against the Red Hands who also go into the game unbeaten.

“It is very important that we protect our possession and then turn this into scores,” he added.

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