Saints Academy sign young goalkeeper Scott

By SFC Media Fri 02 Aug U 23
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Southampton Football Club is pleased to announce the signing of young goalkeeper Tommy Scott.

The 19-year-old, who was previously with Yeovil Town, has signed a one-year contract at St Mary’s.

During his time as a scholar at The Glovers, Scott gained valuable experience around the first team squad and appeared on the bench on six separate occasions, most recently on the final day of the 2018/19 campaign against Carlisle United.

Reflecting on the move, Scott said: “It’s a great club to come to and I’m happy to be here and finally get settled in to get ready to go for the season.

“I think that’s what really sold it to me; the staff, everyone is polite, it’s always friendly and you’re learning every day. The facilities speak for themselves really so there’s nothing not to like.

“You only have to look at some of the players that have come through the Academy and gone on to the world stage internationally and at the biggest clubs in the world.

“You can see the young players here playing and they’re not only coming on but starting, especially in pre-season. That gives you a boost because you think ‘if they can do it, why can’t I?’

“I just want to become the best I can be, work and prove to the club and everyone around that I deserve to be here. I want to be here for as long as I can and make the most out of the training.”

Academy Director Matt Hale added: “Tommy has really impressed us during pre-season with some solid performances and a strong appetite for learning in his training programme.

“He has a good foundation in which for us to help him build and develop further. Tommy will be a competitive addition to our already progressive young goalkeeping group in the Academy’s professional development phase.”

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