Emotional ex-Newcastle United triallist opens up on Carlisle United move

An emotional Cedwyn Scott paid tribute to former club Hebburn Town after completing a move to League Two promotion contenders Carlisle United.
Cedwyn Scott.Cedwyn Scott.
Cedwyn Scott.

The 23-year-old has enjoyed a productive year since joining the Hornets from Dunston UTS last January and hit some fine form over the first four months of the current season.

Scott helped Hebburn reach their first ever FA Vase Final and scored 22 goals in 16 games as Kevin Bolam’s side moved six points clear at the top of the Ebac Northern League Division One table.

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His goalscoring exploits led to a trial with Newcastle United and interest from a number of EFL and North East non-league clubs – but the former Dundee striker will now return to professional football with the Cumbrians after penning a short-term deal at Brunton Town.

Scott admitted that it was “emotional” to be leaving Hebburn and praised the club for delivering on the promises he received when he joined them from Dunston.

He told The Gazette: “It’s been fantastic from the moment I joined Hebburn and I can’t thank them enough for what they have done for me.

“When I was talking about signing for them, they made promises to me and every one of them has been met so I am very grateful to them for doing that.

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“I have spoken to Kevin (Bolam, Hebburn manager) a lot over the last few weeks and we had a laugh about how we have achieved so much without really achieving anything with Covid going around.

“That’s a bit frustrating because we could have been promoted and hopefully there’ll be a Vase final because they are a great group of players.

“I have improved massively during my time there because of the players and their qualities on and off the pitch.

“It’s emotional to be leaving them and to be leaving the club as a whole, what we had was special and I look forward to seeing where they go in the future.”

Scott will hope to be handed his first chance to impress the Cumbrians faithful when their side travel to fellow promotion challengers Newport County on Tuesday night.