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UPDATED 03:17 16th July 2012

Scott is a goalkeeper with a strong reputation in the Football League who spent his early career on the books of his home town club Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he was coached by the former Cheltenham Town management team of John Ward and Keith Downing.

He left Wolves in 2003 and played briefly in the Welsh Premier League for Welshpool Town before spending six months with Bristol City. The son of a professional tennis coach, Scott spent the first 18 months of his time with Cheltenham Town as understudy to Shane Higgs. An injury to Higgs resulted in a first team debut for Scott in the FA Cup third round match at home to Chester City during the 2005-06 campaign. Circumstances changed dramatically for Scott during November 2008 when fellow keeper Shane Higgs decided to opt to move, on-loan, away from the club and Scott quickly grasped the opportunity to establish himself as the team's number one ever since. 

Scott found himself in and out of the team during 2011-12 due to the presence of England international and Birmingham goalkeeper Jack Butland who had joined the club on loan but he played an integral part in the club's play-off campaign and, following sensational performances, was handed a new two year contract in the summer of 2012. This new  contract will see Scott through until 2014 making it a decade of service with the Robins. Scott made his 250th Cheltenham Town appearance in a 1-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon on Saturday 28 September.

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Scott is the club's longest serving player and he will make it a decade in 2014.