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Jun 07, 2019   |  2:00AM AET

Wellington Phoenix Sign Versatile Young Socceroo

Wellington Phoenix Sign Versatile Young Socceroo

Wellington Phoenix are pleased to announce the signing of Young Socceroo full-back, Walter Scott, after his release from Hyundai A-League Premiers, Perth Glory.

The 19-year old is Ufuk Talay’s second signing as the new Head Coach looks to challenge for honours in the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season.

Scott is seen as an extremely promising defender, having represented Australia U-20s at the 2018 AFC U-19 Championship held in Indonesia. He has made three appearances in total for the Young Socceroos.

Scott is the start of a re-structure of the team as Head Coach, Ufuk Talay wants to continue on from the success of last season.

“I have brought in the young full-back to provide depth in the squad as he can play multiple positions across the backline.

“Walter is a very talented young player with great potential that I’ve worked with in the Young Socceroos.

“I believe he has a great attitude and mentality and his style suits the way I want to play this season.”

The young Socceroo comes in having played under Head Coach, Ufuk Talay in the Australia U-20s setup and is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

“Coming to Wellington really excites me as I aim to fight for that starting place every week.

“Working under Ufuk in the Young Socceroos setup was a real privilege as he’s the type of coach who gives clear direction, instilling a real confidence in his players.”

Scott was a part of the Hyundai A-League Premiers Winning Campaign at Perth Glory.

“A really positive mindset is something I have always believed in as it drives success on and off the pitch.

“Last year was an excellent season for me being in such a professional environment at Perth but I believe playing time is a priority for me.

“I have only visited Wellington once and it was picturesque so I’m looking forward to travelling to my new home and I can’t wait to get started.”

Scott is the second signing of Ufuk Talay’s era, after Stefan Marinović was announced on Thursday.


At a Glance

2016-19       Perth Glory NPL – 36 appearances (4 goals)

2018-19       Perth Glory – 2 appearances | Coach: Tony Popovic

2018              Australia U-20s – 3 appearances | Coach: Ante Milicic