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 AFC 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 the Bluebirds and set to line 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”.