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Tuesday 18 Jan 2022
Jack Scott signs contract extension with Wolves ahead of loan move

Wolves defender Jack Scott has moved on loan to Airtricity League outfit St Patrick’s Athletic after extending his contract at Molineux until the summer of 2023.

The 19-year-old right wing-back, who has won 10 caps at under-21 level for Northern Ireland, joins last season’s FAI Cup winners for the duration of the 2022 campaign. 

Speaking to the St Pat’s website, Scott said: "It feels really good to be here at this big club and I’m looking forward to getting going. We’ve been in talks for the last while and I’m delighted to get the move done. 

"It was nice to meet everyone. I know Darragh Burns as we played together at international level and I know Joe Redmond too from his time at Birmingham.

“It was good to get to know all the coaching staff too,” added Scott, who joined his new team mates for training on Monday morning. “Everyone was looking sharp and the standard was very good. 

“I’m looking to come here and get some first team action to see what I can do. The club finished second in the league last year and won the cup so we’ll be aiming to have a positive season.” 

The former Linfield youth moved to Wolves in the summer of 2019 and has been a regular member of the under-23s for the past two seasons as well as regularly training with the first team. 

“Jack has been progressing really well since arriving at the club,” said Wolves’ strategic player marketing manager Matt Jackson. “Having an Irish background, together with his international experience, means the move looks to be a natural fit. 

“He’s joining a team who did very well last season and one that can allow him the opportunity to gain European experience through the course of this summer as they take part in qualifying for the Europa Conference League, which will be brilliant for him and his continued development.”