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- Town shines the spotlight on the Club’s Academy talent
- Today we look at Under-19s midfielder Scott High
With the coronavirus putting paid to Town’s fixture list until 30 April at the least, we’ve decided to throw the spotlight on some of the up and coming Young Terriers in the Academy!
Today we take a closer look at Under-19 captain Scott High, who many Town fans will know has been an unused substitute for the First Team this season.
Central midfielder Scott, who turned 19 last month, is one of the longest serving players at the Club, having first joined the Academy as an Under-9 player. He was spotted playing junior football over in Penistone.
He made his way through the age groups before first impacting the old Under-18 team whilst still an Under-16 player during the 2016/17 campaign, making two starts and five substitute appearances.
Scott then signed his two-year Academy scholarship and backed up that breakthrough with another 20 starts for the Under-18s in the following season. At just 16, he also made his breakthrough into the old Under-23 side, making nine starts and five substitute appearances.
High had netted two goals in 2017/18, but it was in 2018/19 that he started to hit the net on a regular basis for Town – largely through his expertise in set piece situations. Scott netted an impressive seven goals across 49 appearances for the Elite Development Team and Under-18s last season. That form saw him named the Club’s ‘Academy Player of the Year’ at the 2019 Annual Awards.
Scott has kicked on again in 2019/20, which started with him signing a new professional contract that secures him to Town until the summer of 2022.
Alongside a further five goals in 26 EDT & U19 appearances for Town, he has gained his first experience of senior football through a loan spell at Vanarama National League South side Concord Rangers, where he has established himself in the team. In his eight games so far, he’s netted once and earned the praise of everyone at the Club.
On top of his responsibilities on the pitch, Scott is also a leader amongst his teammates off it. He is the regular captain for his age group and is the Academy’s nominated ‘Terriers Together’ ambassador, promoting the important message of inclusivity.
He has also been involved with Town’s First Team for the first time, being named as a substitute on five occasions under Danny Cowley. That followed on from his non-competitive debut in pre-season, when he replaced Jonathan Hogg in the second half of the win over Rochdale at Spotland.
A superb technician with a wide range of passing, Scott is another player to watch!
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You can keep a close eye on the youngsters' development on Twitter via @htafcacademy.