Dorking Wanderers sign Daniel Quick, a Borussia Dortmund, Rangers, Leicester, Southampton target from Premier League outfit Crystal Palace.
The 19 year old joins from Crystal Palace under 23s and was a key player in the under 28s side that competed for the Premier League South title in the 2020/21 season. A confident ball-playing central defender with great aerial ability, he weighed in with three goals and an assist in addition to being a crucial figure at the back for the young Eagles side, who missed out on the league championship in the end on goal difference.
Progress continued for the young Englishman last season, becoming part of the under 23s side and going on to make a number of appearances including against Portsmouth in the Papa John’s Trophy.
Dan’s exploits within the Palace academy have not gone unnoticed by the first team and manager Patrick Viera, who handed him a first team debut last pre-season against Walsall and in the past summer, Dan was included in the squad’s pre-season tour of Australia and Singapore.
Dan will be with the Dorking squad for this weekend’s trip to Solihull Moors.
𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐒𝐈𝐆𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 | 𝐃𝐀𝐍 𝐐𝐔𝐈𝐂𝐊 🖊️
We are pleased to announce the signing of Crystal Palace U23 player, Dan Quick ⚽️
— Dorking Wanderers FC (@DorkingWDRS) August 25, 2022
Wanderers boss Marc White is not normally a fan of loan deals but made an exception for Quick.
“I think our squad is small and without having a volume of games already, we’ve already picked up a lot of niggles,” he said.
“Ed Harris, Nicky Wheeler, Jimmy Muitt, Barry Fuller, James McShane and Niall McManus. That’s a lot already without the volume of games that is set to come.
“I just felt like we needed more depth in the squad.
“Dan is a friend of a friend. Or the son of a friend of a friend. And that’s how it came about.
“Loans are not a route we normally go down but one we are excited to look at.”
Any chance of you explaining how you found that gap?! @danielquick16 🤯👏
— Harry Brooks (@harryb_coach) April 7, 2022
CRYSTAL PALACE STATEMENT:
Crystal Palace Academy defender Daniel Quick has joined Dorking Wanderers on loan.
The 19-year-old will spend the rest of the 2022/23 campaign at Meadowbank, as Dorking look to build on last season’s promotion to the National League.
Quick is a versatile defender that is capable of playing anywhere across the defence. He made 21 appearances, predominantly as a centre-back, for Paddy McCarthy’s Under-18s side which narrowly missed out on the Under 18 Premier League South title in 2020/21.
He has continued to feature in the defence for the Under-23s last season, making 13 appearances, including a start against Portsmouth in the EFL Trophy. His performances earned him an appearance off the bench against Manchester United in the 22/23 pre-season tour of Australia and Singapore.
Commenting on his loan move, Quick said: “This will be a great opportunity for me. I’m ready to test myself against experienced professionals and I think I’ll learn a lot at Dorking.
“I’m ready to work, earn my place in the squad and help Dorking push on in their first season in the National League.”
Fans reacted as Dorking sign the Dortmund, Rangers, Leicester, Southampton target from Crystal Palace…
@Boulder1884: Good luck Dan boy we’re keep an eye out for you 🙏🏻💪🏻
@harryb_coach: Delighted for Dan. This is a great loan move for him. A national league side that looks to play out from the back and use their CB’s in build up.
@TanniaCook: Welcome to the club Dan 🔴⚪️
@herbertthomas26: Another statement of intent from the club and fantastic that a Premier League club are trusting the development of one of their rising stars to Marc and team.
@jane36london: Seen Dan play several times, confident passing ball player. Played for CP 1st team in front of a crowd of nearly 80k at the MCG in Australia vs Manchester United recently too! Will suit the Wanderers playing style very nicely. Welcome to a really competitive league Dan!
@_starkofficial: Hoping he’s quick to get on the scoresheet 🥲
@Stuart_Covey: Welcome to the wanderers @danielquick16 🔴⚪️
@IsCm82: Looks like a wanderers style player! Welcome to the club Dan!
@CPFCtransfersHQ: Good luck Dan 👊
@L95Hughes: Must’ve had to move pretty fast to sign him