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In Memoriam: Richard "Dick" Scott

1 June 2018

The club is saddened to learn of the passing of former player Richard "Dick" Scott, aged 76.

Utility man Dick wore Norwich City’s No. 9 shirt as the Canaries became the second winners of the League Cup, beating Rochdale in the two-legged final of the 1961-62 season. Scott, more frequently deployed at wing-half, also led the line in the semi-final scoring against top-flight Blackpool in the 4-1 first-leg victory at Carrow Road.

Having joined Norwich from his local club Thetford Town in November 1958, the athletic East Anglian never pinned down a regular senior berth and in July 1963 he was sold to Second Division rivals Cardiff City for £6,000. Scott made his Bluebirds debut a month later at Ninian Park, lining up alongside John and Mel Charles in a 3-1 victory over his former employers. But after a decent first season with Cardiff operating mainly in midfield, he found himself surplus to the needs of new boss Jimmy Scoular and in September 1964 he dropped into the third tier with Scunthorpe United, who swapped him for spearhead Keith Ellis.

He spent two terms at the Old Show Ground with the Iron before moving to basement club Lincoln City in the summer of 1966. While at Scunthorpe, he made 47 league appearances, scoring eight goals. All of those strikes came in his first campaign with the club.

Scott made little impact as the Imps were on the way to finishing 92nd in the Football League, and in the March he left for King’s Lynn, going on to service with Lowestoft Town, then returning to Thetford Town, whom he later managed. A terrific all-round sportsman, Scott also played cricket for Norfolk and was a fine golfer, operating as head greenkeeper for the Thetford club.

The thoughts of everyone at Scunthorpe United Football Club are with his family and friends.

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