“Remember the name, Scott Pollock!” cried Seb in episode one of the Hashtag Academy series, and it would be hard to forget such a success story like the man himself.
Scott rose to stardom during his time in the Academy, amassing quite a large following on social media on his way to winning the public vote, and the resulting place in the first team that came with it – oh, and the cash prize!
After emerging as one of our better players during his time in the first team, the icing on the cake for Scott came in the 2017 Wembley Cup.
The midfielder was famously awarded the ‘Man of the Match’ award in front of 34,000 people as we beat Tekkers Town 6-1, on a day where legendary names such as Steven Gerrard and Robbie Fowler also took to the pitch – truly impressive stuff.
Since that famous win under the arch, Scott’s career has taken off.
He underwent trials with Premier League side Crystal Palace, before eventually being offered a contract with Northampton Town in League Two, a team Scott used to go and watch as a season ticket holder.
Amazingly, after spending time out on loan with St Neots, Scott made his Football League debut earlier this year against Cambridge United, marking a memorable day for himself personally.
He still pops down to watch the boys whenever he can, and remains in regular contact with the Hashtag lads – he is arguably the greatest success story to come out of Hashtag in the club’s history.
Here’s to many more Scott Pollocks!