Sunderland monitoring non-league hotshot after stunning start to the season
Sunderland are believed to be monitoring in-form Hebburn Town striker Cedwyn Scott.
The Black Cats are understood to have had two representatives in the Green Energy Sports Ground crowd last weekend as Scott scored two penalties in his side’s 5-2 home win against Newcastle Benfield.
The Hornets frontman is one of the most in-form strikers in the North East non-league game after hitting a purple patch in front of goal in recent weeks.
The former Berwick Rangers and Dunston UTS player’s season got off to a slow start after finding the net just once ahead of his side’s visit to North Shields in late September.
Scott grabbed a brace against the Robins in Hebburn’s only league defeat of the season to spark a remarkable run of goalscoring form that has seen him capture the attention of a number of clubs higher up the football pyramid.
A four-goal blast in a comprehensive 6-1 win against Ashington took Scott’s tally to 18 goals in his last eight games as Kevin Bolam’s side moved seven points clear at the top of the Northern League Division One table.
After the win in Northumberland, Scott told The Gazette: “I have a pretty good record at every level I have played, and I always want to try and get a goal a game record.
“Anything better is a bonus.
“I am just enjoying my football, the lads have been fantastic, and I just play on the shoulder of the defender, look to get in in every opportunity and I know they will get the ball into me.
“Every movement I make, the lads find me, and as a striker, you can’t ask for anything more.
“The standard mark for a striker is normally around 20 goals a season, I want to go higher than that, get towards 30 and upwards and just keep scoring in every game I play.”
Hornets manager Kevin Bolam praised the 21-year-old striker for his recent form and gave an insight into the improvement he has made throughout the season.
He said: “We have a kid up front in unbelievable form.
“He’s very down to earth, he’s got goals in him, he’s a good finisher, scores all types of goals and his movement is fantastic.
“He’s improving all of the time.”