Banner image

Scott 'at home' in Academy setup

Alex Scott has enjoyed an impressive year having joined the Academy setup at the start of 2020.

The 17-year-old midfielder has played at both Under-18 and Under-23 level, with his latest appearance in the Under-23s’ 2-1 win over Watford on Tuesday.

The former Guernsey FC player played the full 90 minutes against the Hornets, with goals from Harry Leeson and Zak Smith firing the young Robins towards three points and retaining their spot at the top of the Professional Development League South.

“It’s been brilliant,” he said, reflecting on his time with the club. “Since I came in there’s always been someone to speak to and I feel at home. I’ve been here a year now and it’s just got easier and easier to settle. I’m enjoying my football with both the Under-18s and Under-23s so it’s really good!”

And the teenager was impressed by another win for Alex Ball’s development side at the Optima Stadium.

“I thought we started well and were compact as a team,” said Scott. “Going forward we were confident and that was pleasing because we have worked on it in training.

“In the second half we dropped more defensively but you could see the fight from all the boys and we worked hard to get the three points.”

Scott also played alongside Joe Williams, who completed a little over an hour as planned. Williams is returning to fitness before turning his attentions to first-team football and Scott explained how his presence around the youngsters has been beneficial.

Scott continued: “He’s quality and you can see what he brings to the pitch. He brings out the best in us, even before the game and in the warm-up he’s talking to us. He’s a big motivator for us, we’re able to learn from him and as we can all see on the pitch, he’s a special talent.”

The young Robins are next in action at home against Charlton Athletic (February 9th, 2pm KO).

Read the full Bristol City U23s v Watford U23s match report.

Related News

Report: Bristol City U23s 2-1 Watford U23s

Report: Bristol City U23s 2-1 Watford U23s

Posted: Tuesday, February 2nd 2021

Williams continues road to recovery

Williams continues road to recovery

Posted: Wednesday, February 3rd 2021

Latest News

FIT ROBINS is back!

FIT ROBINS is back!

Posted: Saturday, May 15th 2021

Probert proud of Academy’s progress

Probert proud of Academy’s progress

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021

Gallery: Young Robins beaten by Blues

Gallery: Young Robins beaten by Blues

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021

Report: Bristol City U23s 1-2 Birmingham City U23s (AET)

Report: Bristol City U23s 1-2 Birmingham City U23s (AET)

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Ashton Gate Named As National League Promotion Final Venue
Football icon

Ashton Gate Named As National League Promotion Final Venue

Ashton Gate Stadium has been named as the venue for the National League’s Vanarama Promotion Final on Sunday, June 20th.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Football

South Stand Sponsor Xledger Supports Frontline Staff At Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre
Bristol Sport icon

South Stand Sponsor Xledger Supports Frontline Staff At Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre

South stand sponsor Xledger were today handing out lunches to NHS workers at Ashton Gate to celebrate more than a hundred thousand vaccines to the Bristol community.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Bristol Sport

Talking points: Gloucester Rugby (h) - Gallagher Premiership
Rugby icon

Talking points: Gloucester Rugby (h) - Gallagher Premiership

Check out they key talking points from this week's media session, as Director of Rugby, Pat Lam previewed the Gallagher Premiership R19 clash with Gloucester Rugby at Ashton Gate.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Rugby

Ward determined to make an impact on his return to the West Country
Rugby icon

Ward determined to make an impact on his return to the West Country

Bristol Bears Women will have a new man at the helm for the 2021/22 Allianz Premier 15s campaign in Head Coach Dave Ward.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Rugby

Lam on exciting new chapter for Bristol Bears Women
Rugby icon

Lam on exciting new chapter for Bristol Bears Women

Bristol Bears Women will have a new man at the helm for the 2021/22 Allianz Premier 15s campaign in Head Coach Dave Ward.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Rugby