Eastleigh FC give goalkeeper Tommy Scott professional contract

TOMMY Scott has bounced around football clubs across the south coast of England since the age of 16.

Starting at Yeovil, professional contracts at Southampton, Portsmouth trials and Northern Ireland u23, but now at the age of 24, Scott has found a new home with the Spitfires.

After Scotts’s Pompey trials, the youngster took a six month break from football to assess his career options.

A break meant he fell down into non-league football and played for Weymouth and Poole Town with no incoming wage from football.

Scott got the call up to Eastleigh this summer, his first professional contract since Southampton.

The 24-year-old has failed to make an appearance this season so far, as Joe McDonald has held the starting job as goalkeeper with four clean sheets this season.

A familiar face has helped Scott settle into Eastleigh, goalkeeper coach Vince Bartram worked previously with the Saints with Scott and is now with the Spitfires.

18 games into the season, Eastleigh sit at 11th place in the National League, despite being only five points of the playoffs.

Scott said: “We have had bit of a bad start… but the boys are ready to make a push for playoffs and get promotion.”

Eastleigh play fellow mid-table rivals Oldham Athletic away on Saturday 11 November.