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Scott Loach

Watford FC



Full name Scott James Loach
Born 27 May 1988 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire [registered in Nottingham, July 1988].
Height/Weight 6' 4", 14st 5lb [2011].


Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2009].

Club Career


He began his career at Braintree, going to Ian Smith's Football School, Smith was a coach at Ipswich Town FC and Scott was invited in for an eight week goalkeeping trial.  He impressed and was offered a two year contract at the age of only eight years.  Scott stopped with Ipswich until the age of twelve, afterwhich, family work commitments took them back to Nottingham. It was arranged that Scott would train with Nottingham Forest FC for the remainder of his Ipswich contract, Scott trained for a only few weeks with Forest because Chesterfield FC signed him on a two year deal.  But after a year at Chesterfield, they went into administration and the youth team suffered by folding.
Scott then went on to play for ex-Forest player Colin Barrett's under-16 side at Southwell United FC, at the age of only fourteen. Keith Wart, Lincoln City FC's scout spotted Scott and invited him in for a trial.  He signed a two year deal at Lincoln City FC, but was never offered a professional contract. In his time at Lincoln, he spent time away on loan to earn experience, with Bourne Town FC, Radcliffe Borough FC, Boston Town FC, Spalding United FC, Stamford FC, Lincoln United FC, Boston Town FC again, Gedling Miners Welfare FC and Grantham Town FC in March 2006.
Scott then joined Watford FC in April 2006 for £50,000, turning professional in June 2006. Loach then went out on loan to a variety of clubs to earn league experience, Stafford Rangers FC (eleven league appearances), Morecambe FC (two league appearances) and Bradford City FC (twenty league appearances). He returned to Watford FC and gained 154 league appearances before returning to Ipswich Town FC on 19 July 2012, he followed this up with a further 27 league appearances and joined Rotherham United FC on 5 June 2014. After only four league appearances, he was sent out on loan to Bury FC on 10 November 2014 for two league appearances, and to Yeovil Town FC on 2 March 2015 for another six league outings. On 15 July 2015, Loach joined Notts County FC on a free transfer and has made seventeen League Two appearances. Joined York City FC on loan from 23 March 2017 until the end of the season, making nine National League appearances.

Club honours None
Individual honours None
Distinctions None


Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2009] & his father, James Loach.

England Career

Player number did not appear for England.
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Major tournaments None
Team honours UEFA U21 Championship runners-up 2009;
Individual honours England U21 (twelve appearances).
Distinctions None


Scott Loach - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp
Starts sub on sub
mins. GA GA Av.
Comp GA Clean
Sht Av
Capt. Disc.
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.


Scott Loach - Match History
 Club: Watford F.C. - no full appearances

Coach: Fabio Capello - no full appearancesx

Age 22
889 11 August 2010 - England 2 Hungary 1, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HW unused sub 12
890 3 September 2010 - England 4 Bulgaria 0, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HW squad
891 7 September 2010 - Switzerland 1 England 3, Sankt-Jakob Park, Basel AW
893 17 November 2010 - England 1 France 2, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HL unused sub 22