A promising and adaptable full back, Peter Scott progressed through Everton’s youth ranks, turning professional in July 1970 and making his debut in place of Colin Harvey on the opening day of the 1971/72 season, aged eighteen. Serious injury suffered by Tommy Wright in that same game gave Scott an opportunity at right back, and the bulk of his appearances in a blue shirt came in that position.
A local lad, who had represented England at youth level and was eligible for Northern Ireland through his parentage, Scott was enthusiastic and hard working, though perhaps lacking in the technique that would have seen a sustained challenge to the ailing Wright’s place. After his debut season Harry Catterick, then Billy Bingham, tried a string of full backs with Scott only ever flitting in as an understudy.
He made his international debut for Northern Ireland against Wales in May 1975, but joined York City in December that year without making a further appearance for Everton. At Bootham Crescent he suffered consecutive relegations, giving him the ignominy of appearing in all four league divisions in successive seasons. He remains York’s most capped player and the only Aldershot player to win international honours.