Former Wolves defender Jack Scott signs for Linfield

Jack Scott in action for St Pats in 2022

Jack Scott in action for St Pats in 2022 Credit: Paul Dolan (ETPhotos)

Linfield manager David Healy has announced the signing of 20-year-old defender Jack Scott, subject to the completion of international clearance formalities. Scott will join the team on the opening of the transfer window, which is just over a week away.

Healy expressed his delight at the acquisition, stating, "I'm delighted to advise our supporters that we've reached agreement with Jack Scott for him to join us on the opening of the transfer window in just over a week's time."

Scott, a former Wolves player, is set to join on a two-year contract. He is a familiar face for the team, having started his career at the club's academy before moving on to Wolves several years ago. He spent last season on loan at St Patrick's Athletic in Dublin, gaining experience in the league.

Healy, having watched Scott grow as a player during his underage international career, is confident that his addition will further strengthen the team. He said, "Jack is a young player who I know well from his underage international playing career and I really believe his signing will strengthen our squad."

With pre-season training soon to commence, Healy is optimistic about Scott's integration into the squad. He stated, "He will settle into our squad very easily and I know he's looking forward to joining up with the rest of the players at the start of pre-season training."

Despite his youth, Scott has a fair amount of experience, having played in England, in the league down south, and at under-21 international level. This blend of youth and experience is something that Healy looks forward to working with.

Acknowledging the support of the board in facilitating this key signing, Healy thanked them, particularly Willie McKeown, for his attention to detail in bringing this signing to the desired positive outcome. He concluded, "I want to thank our board for their backing with this signing that I've been keen to bring about for some time."