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Northern Irish footballer signs for Accrington Stanley

Northern Ireland youth international Andrew Scott has joined Accrington Stanley on a three-year deal.

The 18-year-old forward, from Castlederg in Co Tyrone joins the League One side from the Maiden City Academy after impressing during a summer trial.

Scott has previously represented Northern Ireland at U17-level and said he was delighted to be joining Stanley.

“I am buzzing to be here, it’s a different standard to what I’m used to," he said.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have signed, and I can’t wait to get started.

“I’ll take every day as it comes, every training session, work my way up and hopefully I’ll get on the pitch soon.”

Accrington manager John Coleman said that Scott had impressed during his trial.

"He is promising player. He came over on trial and impressed us.

“He has got a good attitude and he is the type of player who we want at the club – hungry and young.

“He is a livewire, he is sharp and a real fox in the box.”

Accrington Stanley entered pop culture in the 1980's when the club featured in a milk advert in which an aspiring footballer was warned he would end up playing for Stanley and not grow up to be like his hero Ian Rush if he didn't drink his milk.

The club have gone on to shake off the jokey reputation due to recent on-field success which saw them promoted to League One at the end of last season.

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