TYNEDALE footballer Cedwyn Scott has been handed a professional deal with League Two Carlisle United after impressing on a recent trial.

Scott, who grew up in Tynedale and made his way to Huddersfield, Dundee and then Northern League side Hebburn Town, has been training with Chris Beech's squad for several weeks and has impressed the United head coach.

The 22-year-old, who scored twice in a reserve game at Rochdale recently, now joins the Blues' League Two promotion push.

Hebburn said United have agreed to a pre-season friendly as part of the deal.

It sees Scott complete a return to the professional game following his eye-catching exploits in non-league with Hebburn.

He was previously with Huddersfield and Dundee, and after moving into non-league, played for Dunston UTS before joining Hebburn - for whom he has been prolific this season.

Blues boss Beech said he believed Scott had the potential to make his mark at United's level.

"He’s a really good lad who people will relate to – hard-working, humble, wants to have a go again in the professional game, local, he cares," he said.

"Hopefully he’ll make a difference. He didn’t enjoy the back end of the Huddersfield and Scottish experiences he had.

"He’s got some power, he’s good at hitting the target - you could see that when we played Rochdale - and of course he’s got a lot to learn and progress but without opportunity, sometimes you don’t ever fulfil potential.

"One thing we do at this football club is open out opportunity."

Hebburn said United, as part of the deal, have agreed to face them in a first-team friendly ahead of the 2021/22 season.

"The two clubs had positive discussions while arranging the transfer and made a good connection which will continue over the coming months and beyond," Hebburn said in a statement.

The frontman scored 22 goals in just 17 appearances for Northern League Division One favourites, Hebburn.

Hebburn Town manager Kevin Bolam said: “Obviously I am over the moon for the lad!

“He’s been brilliant since he joined us. He’s a humble young lad who showed a fantastic desire and willingness to learn.

“This is another fantastic example of the door never being shut for opportunities in the professional game.”

Director of Football Stephen Rutherford added: “I’m really pleased for Cedwyn, he’s come to the club and always been honest with us that he’d like to get back into the professional game.

“You never know if players will get that break, but he’s a lovely lad who has worked hard and been a gem on the field. His goal record speaks for itself.

“The club have helped facilitate the move and although it’s a shame to lose such a talent, we have to wish him all the best.

“We’ll be watching that teleprinter on Sky Sports waiting for his name to appear, which will probably be quite a lot.”

Scott thanked Hebburn as his departure from the club to United was confirmed. He said: “I’ve loved every minute of my time at the club and to have been part of the Hebburn Town family.

“I’d like to thank all the staff, players and fans for the continued support throughout my stay. Without them, I wouldn’t be in this position, so I’m very grateful for that.

“I’m proud of what we have achieved in this last year. Although I won’t be able to see out the season and both Vase competitions, I’m very confident that the team and the staff at Hebburn will keep succeeding.

“I’ll always keep an eye on the results and will be back over to watch whenever possible. The club will hold a special place in my heart.

“Even though I’m no longer a player, I will always be a fan.”