Ex-Newcastle United triallist tipped to be a huge success at Gateshead

Former Gateshead striker Graeme Armstrong has backed Cedwyn Scott to be a success at his old club.

Cedwyn Scott. Picture credit: Richard Waugh
Cedwyn Scott. Picture credit: Richard Waugh

Armstrong played alongside the former Newcastle United trialist during a goal-laden spell at Hebburn Town as Scott’s prolific earned him a move to League Two club Carlisle United.

The 22-year-old striker was unable to force himself into the Cumbrians’ starting lineup during a six-month stint at Brunton Park despite impressing in a number of reserve team outings.

He departed the club at the end of last season and Gateshead fought off several clubs to secure his services and offer Scott a chance to shine in the National League North.

Armstrong knows what it takes to succeed at the International Stadium after helping the Heed to successive promotions from the Northern Premier League into the Conference Premier (now National League).

The former Darlington and South Shields striker officially hung up his boots at the end of last season after helping Hebburn to promotion and the FA Vase.

He told The Gazette: “Cedwyn was a breath of fresh air when he came in at Hebburn and he took his opportunity well when he got into the side.

“He’s mobile, he’s quick and that’s something you need as a striker at National League North level.

“He can run away from defenders, he is a goalscorer and he is like me, he doesn’t care how goals come, whether it’s a two-yard tap-in or a thirty-yard shot.

“He takes on advice and he is willing to learn, there will be no spitting the dummy out, he will get his head down and work hard for the club.

“There is competition at Gateshead, but every top team needs that in their squad, and he will use that as motivation.”

Scott could face former club Hebburn when Gateshead visit the Green Energy Sports Ground for their opening pre-season friendly on Tuesday 6th July.

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