Cedwyn Scott is delighted to have the opportunity to finish what he started at Gateshead after extending his contract.
The forward signed on until the summer of 2023 on Friday, alongside Macaulay Langstaff, and is keen to continue the form which has seen The Heed become the division’s highest scoring team in the second half of the season.
“I’ve really enjoyed the first half of the season,” he said,
“It’s been going well and hopefully I can continue that in the second half as a team and on a personal level.
“I want to finish the job that we’ve started, complete a project and gain success on the pitch.
“I’m delighted to get it sorted for next season as well because it’s never nice to go into the back end of the season not knowing what’s happening.
“To be wanted by the coaching staff makes you feel even better and hopefully helps performances.
“It’s really important to enjoy what you’re doing and I play my best football when I’m enjoying myself.
“Mike, Busted and Louis have a set way of playing which makes it easier for us a team to act out on the pitch – the demands are high but I’m enjoying living up to those as an ambitious person myself.”
Scott has netted 15 goals in all competitions since joining Gateshead in the summer of 2021, his 13 strikes in the Vanarama National League North see him fourth in the division’s goalscoring charts.
Fellow forward Langstaff has 14 to his name in the league, while Paul Blackett’s 10 add to what has proved to be the sixth tier’s most clinical strike force.
“I think all of the strikers want to have the most goals come the end of the season, so that competition is healthy and drives us on,” Scott added.
“If one of us isn’t having luck in front of goal then one of the others, if not midfielders or defenders, are chipping in.
“I think you can see from the amount of goals we’re scoring as a team that things are going well.”
Gateshead’s position at the top of the league table may not have been one predicted by bookmakers or spectators heading into the start of the season, but is one that comes as little surprise given the aims of the playing and management staff.
Scott is steeling himself for a testing second half of the campaign, with 20 games still to play in the National League North.
“Everything is just as it was at the start of the season,” Scott said.
“I think I said in an interview at the start of the season that we wanted to get promoted, and we wanted to do that in a certain way.
“So far we’re at the top and playing our way, but we’re not going to get complacent or get ahead of ourselves, we take each match on individual merit and give our full focus to that.
“We’re under no illusions as to how difficult the second half of the season is going to be, but if we can replicate what we’ve done in the first half then we should be in a good position come the final month.”