- Mar 17, 2014
I like Scott as well, but I’ve seen little to suggest that he’s that sort of player.Nice try.
I rate him highly, hence the reason I've just stated that if I was the manager of Newcastle I'd buy him.
And I'd do so based on what previous managers have said along with wanting a good player to add depth to a potential top four team.
Surely the main thing you want from a squad player is someone who can come in at a moment’s notice and do a reliable job. Sabitzer, while clearly not top class, seems to be one of those. O’Shea also; despite the occasional brain fart he had the added bonus of being massively versatile.
Scott has plenty of good games, and has had a few runs of them; like when Ralf started. But he’s had plenty of really poor ones as well; if I were his manager I’d be wary of starting him because he just isn’t reliable.
I do feel that used well in a mid-table side (i.e. as an attack-minded No. 8) he would do well as a regular starter.