Shulton cites youth development as key

Scott Shulton praises Fleet’s youth development track record…

Fleet midfielder Scott Shulton, recently signed following his release by League Two Wycombe Wanderers, has praised his new club’s recent success in developing young players as a key reason for his move to Stonebridge Road.


The 19-year-old, who spent seven years at Adams Park, told newspaper The Jewish Chronicle that, "I see this as a step across rather than down as I will have more of a chance to get regular first-team action. I wanted to stay in full-time football and want to keep improving every day. Ebbsfleet is a club that likes to bring the young players through. They have a great pitch and a manager who likes his team to get the ball down and play. There are some big teams in the Conference,” he said. “Most of the clubs are full time so to be part of it, playing against players who are coming out of the Football League will give me a chance to keep improving.”

Scott has played twice so far for the Fleet and started the move which led to his side’s equaliser at Altrincham last Saturday. "My target is obviously for us to finish as high in the league as we can," he said. "My own personal targets are to play as many games or be involved in as many games as I can, and hopefully pick up a few goals along the way, I think all targets are achievable." 

Scott also recently played for Team GB at the Maccabiah Games in Israel, alongside athletes from 51 countries, where his side reached the final and took the silver medal. 


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Ed Miller

Ed Miller

Ed Miller has been Ebbsfleet United's communications manager and programme editor since 2014 and responsible for the club website since 2007. Contact him on
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