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Mousehole make statement of intent as Mark Vercesi signs for Seagulls

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: June 13, 2013

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HAVING attracted former Premier League player Wayne Quinn to become their new manager, Mousehole have completed yet another coup this week following the signing of former Penzance midfielder Mark Vercesi.

Former Newcastle United and Sheffield United star Quinn, who replaced Darren Woodard at the end of last season, has big plans for the Seagulls, having already brought former Hayle team-mate Matt Shiels to the club as assistant manager.

And this could be just the beginning of what promises to be an interesting few months ahead for the Trungle Parc club.

Speaking to Cornishman Sport this week, Quinn revealed his delight at Vercesi's decision to turn down a number of other offers to join Mousehole from Newquay.

He said: "Mark Vercesi is a hell of a signing for us. I know him well from our time at Falmouth and we have a mutual respect.

"He's a good player, great at what he does as a skipper and scores a few goals too. He will be a great addition for Mousehole Football Club.

"Lots of Premier Division clubs wanted him, but he wanted to come here and play for me and his local team."

Quinn has also strenuously denied that Vercesi has been offered lucrative terms to join a Mousehole side that finished second bottom of Division One West last season.

He said: "Signing a player of Mark Vercesi's quality will make people stand up and take notice of Mousehole.

"Despite what people think, there is no money here, and to bring in somebody like Mark, who just wants to play for the club is massive for Mousehole.

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