Quigley aiming to finish career at Richmond Park

The former Bohemians, Dundalk, Sligo Rovers and Shamrock Rovers striker is enthusiastic about ending his playing career with the 2013 Airtricity Premier Division champions
Mark Quigley is hoping that he can settle down and finish his career at Richmond Park with St Patrick's Athletic.

The 28-year-old striker recently signed a contract with the Saints ahead of the 2014 season, returning to the club for a second spell after cutting his time at Shamrock Rovers short.

However, despite his desire to "relax" and "finish out his career" Quigley is aware that he will have to deliver consistent performances in order to secure his future.

"I'd like to relax now and let this be my team and finish out my career," Quigley told the Irish Independent. "But you sign one-year deals in this country and it depends on your form.

"It will depend on me and how well I do. If I don't perform I will be off somewhere else."

The Dublin native, who has played for five different clubs over the past five seasons, had the chance to join MLS outfit FC Dallas last season, but turned down the opportunity because of his love for the League of Ireland.

"I had a two-year contract on the table which I turned down to sign a two-year deal with Shamrock Rovers," he said. "Going away is not for me. I'm happy here and love this league.

"I know we don't get enough fans in the ground which is unfortunate but the standard of football is good.

"I've never looked to get a move abroad; one of the big things for me is to be with my family, playing in Dublin."

And, having joined the 2013 Airtricity Premier Division champions for a second time, Quigley believes that the team's style of play under Liam Buckley will suit him.

"I think his style will suit me. Any team that gets the ball down and tries to play, it's good for me," he added.