Reports from the north east which emerged on Thursday afternoon suggested that in-form Hebburn Town forward Cedwyn Scott is heading over the A69 for a trial period with the Blues following his weekend FA Vase duties, having spent a month with Newcastle United.
Scott, who turns 22 this weekend, caught the eye of a number of clubs as he potted 21 goals in a blistering start to the season and, having featured in a number of under-23 games for the Magpies, has become the subject of interest for a number of EFL clubs.
Manager Chris Beech spoke about the links with the Cumbrians this morning.
“He plays non-league football, but he’s been in with Newcastle for quite a long time and played a couple of games for them,” he said. “If anybody local is at that level in terms of being very good in a non-league situation, we wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we weren’t looking at people like that.
“He lives in Hexham, so let’s have a look. We play Fleetwood somewhere down the line in December (Central League Cup) so maybe he could play in that.
“But we’ll just see. Sometimes you can know straight away in 24-hours if it’s worth pursuing or not. So, we’ll see.”