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Signing: Cedwyn Scott

Gateshead forward checks in

21 June 2022

We have paid an undisclosed fee for the services of Gateshead’s free-scoring front man Cedwyn Scott, who has signed a two-year deal.

The 23-year-old becomes the second prolific forward to join us from the Tynesiders this summer following the arrival of Macaulay Langstaff.

Together the pair fired Heed to last season’s National League North title, Scott notching 24 league goals and Langstaff 28 as they wrote their names into the division’s Team of the Season.

And our head coach Luke Williams is excited to add Scott to his armoury.

“When Ryan and I arrived at the club, Cedwyn was one of the first players presented to us by the recruitment team,” said the head coach.

“Of course, we weren’t at the club when the process of analysing Cedwyn had begun so it was amazing to walk in and hear experienced staff telling us ‘we’ve been monitoring this player – let us show you some of his qualities.’

“Ryan and I were both taken aback. To know that all that work had been done over a long period of time was a really nice feeling to walk into and we were fully behind the club getting this deal done.

“Of course, the most important thing about Cedwyn is that he can score. Over the years we’ve all seen players with fantastic technique in training but, when they’re inside the 18-yard box during a game, they can’t replicate it.

“Clearly, Cedwyn has the quality to remain calm and find the finish. He can play across the top of the pitch, he’s determined to score and has the strength to hold people off. We’re delighted to have him.”

On Scott and Langstaff’s potential partnership, Williams added: “If they hit the ground running that’s fantastic, but it’s important we all recognise it’s a step up for both players – it’s not a given that they can immediately recreate what they achieved last season.

“What we do know, however, is that they both have huge quality and that they will be given the support they need to help with their adaptation to a new club and division.”

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Hailing from Hexham, near Newcastle, Scott began his career as a trainee at Huddersfield Town and, after bagging 21 goals in 26 games for their Under 18s, left them in 2018 to join Dundee.

He hit the ground running north of the border, proving prolific for their development side and being named on the bench for the first team’s SPL trip to Rangers before making his professional debut away at Motherwell.

Two further SPL appearances followed before the season was out and in 2018-19 he joined Division Two side Berwick Rangers on loan, bagging a brace on his debut and finishing his spell with four goals in eight games.

He completed the season with League One outfit Forfar Athletic before retuning to his native north-east by joining Dunston UTS ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.

His goalscoring form then earned him a move to Northern League side Hebburn Town and a sensational start to the 2020-21 season led him to spending four weeks on trial at Newcastle United, and then Carlisle.

He did enough to earn a short-term deal with the Cumbrians before joining Gateshead last summer, scoring 26 goals in 50 appearances over the course of an incredibly successful and memorable campaign.

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