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Rover of the Day: Paul Quinn

21 July 2020

Paul Quinn born July 21, 1985

Born in Wishaw, Paul came through the youth ranks at Motherwell, going on to make over 150 League appearances and being appointed club captain in 2008. In June 2009 he was transferred to Cardiff City, where he struggled to hold a regular place.

Following his release in 2012, he signed for Rovers, one of a number of experienced players brought in by manager Dean Saunders following the team’s relegation to League One.

A versatile defender, equally adept at right-back or in central defence, Paul proved to be a valuable member of the team that won the League One Championship in dramatic fashion on the final day of the season.

His clearance, following Marcello Trotta’s missed penalty, found Billy Paynter whose pass set up James Coppinger for the title-clinching goal at Brentford in April 2013. Paul was a regular in the 2013-14 side that narrowly failed to cling on to their Championship status, turning in some heroic displays in defence. He failed to agree terms for 2014-15 and returned to Scotland with Ross County. Subsequently he played for Aberdeen and Dundee United.

His Rovers record was 80 appearances and two goals.

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