1081 James Scott

Biography

Pacy forward James Scott joined the Tigers on the last day of January 2020 for a £1.5 million fee, a signing designed to add new impetus and goals to City’s faltering ascent into the Championship play-offs spaces. Scott suffered a freak injury during his first training session with City, standing on a marker cone and suffering ankle ligament damage that meant he was immediately ruled out for the season. However the 2020 COVID19 pandemic and resultant delays in completing the season worked to Scott’s advantage. He made his City debut in the June 2020 relegation six-pointer against Charlton Athletic and scored his first goal a week later at Birmingham City, however he struggled to make any further impression as City imploded and crashed into League One. That struggle continued into the 2020/21 season, when Scott showed flashes of his talent but often played without confidence. He was therefore only a bit-part player during a season that saw the club lift the League One title, a disappointing outcome for a million pound player.

After summer rumours of a season-long loan to the Scottish Premier League were unfulfilled, Scott started the 2021/22 Championship season back in the City first team squad. But in late August, with City under squad restrictions as a result of the terms of an EFL loan, Scott was loaned to Scottish Premier League side Hibernian for the season in order to rebuild his confidence and allow City to sign additional strike power. His form continued to dip at Easter Road and he became an unpopular figure with Hibernian fans, adding a further setback to what had looked two years earlier to be a promising Football League career. He ended his season in Edinburgh with 19 senior appearances and four goals, three of which were garnered via a hattrick in an end of season drubbing of St Johnstone. Despite that fine end to the season Hibernian did not pursue any further interest in Scott and he returned to the Tigers for the start of the 2022/23 season. In the first half of the season James suffered a series of niggling injuries that limited him to occasional games for the Under-21s, and his contract was terminated in January 2023.

Born in Glasgow, James Ryan Scott spent his youth career at Motherwell and he ascended to the first team aged 17 in April 2018 when he debuted in the Scottish Premiership against Ross County. His reputation grew despite only fleeting first team appearances, in February 2019 he signed a new contract and made his first senior start for Motherwell against Celtic. Scott scored his first senior goal for Motherwell two months later against Dundee and started the 2019/20 season as a first team regular. He had scored 6 goals in 28 appearances when his move to Hull City was completed in January 2020.

In January 2023 Scott joined League One side Exeter City, a side managed by Scotsman Gary Caldwell. He made his Grecians debut February 2023 against Charlton Athletic and ended the season with fifteen appearances and one goal, scored in March 2023 against Accrington Stanley. He remained on the fringes of the Exeter first team during the first half of the 2023/24 season before joining Scottish Premiership side St Mirren in January 2024 on a half season loan.

Scott was chosen for the Scotland under-21 squad in August 2019 and made his first appearance that month against San Marino. In September 2021 he earned a further Scotland under-21 cap while on loan at Hibernian, starting a 1-1 draw against Turkey.

Details

Nationality: Scotland
Date/Place of Birth: 30 August 2000, Glasgow
Hull City First Game: 20 June 2020, Charlton Athletic H (Championship), 19 years, 295 days old
Hull City Final Game: 10 August 2021, Wigan Athletic H (League Cup First Round), 20 years, 345 days old

Clubs

Motherwell (2016-2020), Hull City (2020-2023), Hibernian (2021-2022, loan), Exeter City (2023-current), St Mirren (2024, loan)

Hull City Record

Career: 36 apps, 4 goals

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