Former Hebburn Town striker Cedwyn Scott becomes Gateshead’s second new signing of the summer.

Former Hebburn Town striker Cedwyn Scott becomes Gateshead’s second new signing of the summer.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 10:56 am

The 22-year-old was released by SkyBet League Two club Carlisle United earlier this week and the Heed have wasted little time in securing his services for the new season.

Scott caught the eye of a number of clubs across the football pyramid earlier this season when he plundered his way to 22 goals in just 16 appearances for Hebburn.

He spent time on trial with Newcastle United and attracted interest from the likes of Sunderland and Morecambe as he continued to shine in the Northern League.

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Former Hebburn Town striker Cedwyn Scott has become Gateshead’s second new signing of the summer.

However, it was Carlisle that handed him a professional deal after he impressed during a trial spell with the Cumbrians.

Scott’s chances to secure a first-team place at Brunton Park have been limited – but he will now hope to establish himself in the Gateshead side as they look to challenge for promotion into non-league’s top tier next season.

The striker is now keen to make an impact at the International Stadium and move on from a “frustrating” time with Carlisle.

“It’s a local club to me, an ambitious club and a very big club as well,” Scott told the club website.

“Hopefully we can hit the ground running next season.

“Hopefully, I can play an important role, I’m a goalscorer, so hopefully I can get a lot of goals and involved with the team playing good football because we want to play some good football.

“You need to play regular football to score goals, so it was a bit frustrating for me (at Carlisle) on a personal note.

“I can’t dwell on that, I just have to take this opportunity with both hands and kick on.

“I probably want to hit the 15 or 20-goal mark in the season and see how high we can finish.

“I don’t think there’s any limit on that.”

“Cedwyn fits our blueprint perfectly,” added Heed player-manager Mike Williamson.

“He’s humble, hard-working and he’s got a real eye for goal.”

Scott will compete for a place in Williamson’s starting lineup with Paul Blackett, Macaulay Langstaff and recent signing Adam Campbell.

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