St. Pat's snap up right-back Jack Scott from Wolves

Mon, Jan 17 2022

St. Patrick’s Athletic have announced the signing of Jack Scott on loan from Premier League side Wolves.

The 19-year-old right-back met his new teammates on Monday morning and will take the number two shirt this season.

Scott began his career at Irish Premiership club Linfield before crossing the Irish Sea to join Wolves in July 2019. He played 17 times for their under-18 side that season before being promoted to the under-23’s, where he has played 32 games to date.

The right-back made his international debut in 2017, lining out for Northern Ireland’s under-17 side at 14 years of age. He went onto play 15 games at that age group. Scott became the country’s second youngest under-21 player in history when he made his debut against Finland in September 2019.

He has played six under-21 games to date and featured in all but one of their European qualifiers last year.

Tim Clancy spoke of his delight at the signing, as the reigning FAI Cup champions aim to go one better from their second-place finish last season.

“It’s a great opportunity for him to come and play games,” Clancy told the Saints’ website.

“Jack comes highly recommended, he's an attacking full-back who loves to get forward, he trained very well in his first session this morning. Jack is certainly someone we are looking forward to working with for the coming season.”

The 19-year-old also looked forward to the season ahead, and said how some familiar faces in Inchicore will help him settle in.

“I know Darragh Burns as we played at international level and I know Joe Redmond too from his time at Birmingham,” Scott said.

“It was good to get to know all the coaching staff too, every was looking sharp and the standard was very good.”

"It feels really good to be here at this big club and I'm looking forward to getting going. We've been in talks for the last while and I'm delighted to get the move done. I'm looking to come here and get some first team action to see what I can do.”

“The club finished second in the league last year and won the cup, so we'll be aiming to have a positive season."

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