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Roker Roundup: Sunderland scout free-scoring non-league striker & departed coach finds new club

Sunderland scouts have been running their eye over a free-scoring non-league striker who plays for Hebburn Town, and former SAFC U18s coach Paul Bryson has found himself a new club.

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Sunderland scout striker

Sunderland have been on a recruitment drive in the last couple of months as they look to strengthen their development squad.

That recruitment drive has led them to Hebburn FC as they take a look at the club’s 21-year-old striker Cedwyn Scott.

Both Sunderland and Newcastle United had scouts present to watch the former Dundee striker score twice against Newcastle Benfield - both from the spot - in a 5-2 home win.

That continues Scott’s remarkable form this season which has seen him score 15 times in just 12 games, including a double hat-trick against Washington in a cup tie in midweek (the highlights of which can be seen below).

Cedwyn Scott in action for Dundee

Bryson finds new club

Sunderland’s under-18 coach Paul Bryson left the club last month to take up a position with the i2i International Soccer Academy.

Bryson has been working alongside former Sunderland duo Michael Ingham and Darren Williams on the York-based academy’s coaching staff.

As well as his work with i2i, Bryson has also taken up a role at Northern League Division Two outfit Birtley Town.

His move to Birtley will be a return to the club for Bryson, who captained the club during his playing career.