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, and 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 and scored his first goal a week later at Birmingham. He struggled to make an impression as City imploded at the end of the 2019/20 season 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 a bit-part player in a season when the club lifted 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.
Born in Glasgow, Scott spent his youth career at Motherwell and ascended to the first team in April 2018 when he debuted in the Scottish Premiership against Ross County at the age of 17. His reputation grew despite only fleeting first team appearances and in February 2019 he signed a new contract and made his first senior start for Motherwell against Celtic. He scored his first senior goal for Motherwell two months later against Dundee. Scott started 2019/20 season as a first team regular and had scored 6 goals in 28 appearances when the move to Hull City came around.
Scott was chosen for the Scotland under-21 squad in August 2019 and made his first under-21 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’s under-21 side played in Bursa.
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: [current player]
Motherwell (2016-2020), Hull City (2020-current), Hibernian (2021-2022, loan)
Hull City Record
Career: 36 apps, 4 goalsJames Scott
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