- Published on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:01
Telford Tigers' latest signing Rupert Quiney has hailed Head Coach Tom Watkins as a key reason behind his decision to join the EPL outfit.
Quiney, 23, agreed terms on a long-term deal with the Tigers this week, following an impressive season at Cardiff Devils in the Elite League.
The move to Telford will see him continue a learning curve that has included a successful spell in Canada, as well as two seasons with Cardiff's NIHL outfit.
He was a key target for Watkins in this summer's transfer market, and had few hesitations in joining the Tigers.
“I watched Telford when they were down in Guildford a few weeks ago and was really impressed,” Quiney said.
“I like the direction Tom is taking the club and I'm really excited to be part of it.
“When you have someone of Tom's experience coaching a team, a player like me can only learn from it.
“He has been there and done that with Coventry and Great Britain, so his experience will really help my career.”