Who Is Southend Striker Scott 'Screech' Spencer

Last updated : 28 January 2011 By Neil Hobbs

The Imps have signed Southend Striker Scott 'Screech' Spencer on a permanent deal until the end of the season with an option for a further year. The 21-year-old started at his hometown club Oldham Athletic before being snapped up by Moyes for Everton, Screech was then farmed out for loan spells at Macclesfield Town and Rochdale before Tilson nabbed him for Southend.

Six foot Scott is a lot like Ashley Grimes with great pace and a deadly eye for goal. Four goals in 10 League 1 starts for a struggling Southend side last year show he has the knack, but unable to get into the Shrimpers side, he agreed a severance package at Roots Hall this morning and will officially sign for the Imps on Monday.

The Stacey West will grow to love this lad and his flowing locks, which incidentally are the reason for the nickname.  Look out for an explosive debut - Scott made his first appearance as a substitute against Huddersfield Town on 16 January 2010 and promptly scored in the 2–1 defeat  

Scott is the first player to confirm that he is signing for the Imps via his twitter page; "Thank you to all the SUFC fans for the support this season, I wish the lads all the best, now let's kik on at LCFC....cum on the IMPS" 

Season 2010 - 11 - Southend

Competition Apps
(as sub)
Goals Yellow
League 1  (4) 0 1 0
League Cup 0  (1) 0 1 0

Mins on Pitch 119

Full name  Scott Kernaghan Spencer
Date of birth  1 January 1989 (age 22)
Place of birth  Oldham, England
Height  6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 12st 0lbs (76.27kg)
Playing position Striker
Previous clubs Southend United, Rochdale, Macclesfield Town, Yeovil Town, Everton

Youth career
2003–2007  Oldham Athletic
2007–2008  Everton

Senior career*
2008–2009  Everton  0  (0)
2008  → Yeovil Town (loan)  0  (0)
2008  → Macclesfield Town (loan)  3  (0)
2009  Rochdale  4  (0)
2010–  Southend United  17  (4)
2011  → Lincoln City (loan)  0  (0)