Wellington Phoenix have snapped up Young Socceroo fullback Walter Scott after his release from A-League Premiers Perth Glory.
The 19-year old is Ufuk Talay's second signing after All Whites keeper Stefan Marinovic was announced yesterday.
Scott has represented Australia U20s at the 2018 AFC U19 Championship held in Indonesia. He has made three appearances in total for the Young Socceroos.
Scott – who has three caps for the Young Socceroos and played at the 2018 AFC U19 Championship in Indonesia – is the start of a rebuild of the deplenished Phoenix squad after 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," said Talay.
"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 U20s 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." said Scott.
"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 added: "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 looked picturesque so I’m looking forward to travelling to my new home and I can’t wait to get started."