Chris Beech says he will speak to Cedwyn Scott about his situation after being thwarted in his bid to arrange another game for the striker.

Hebburn Town frontman Scott has been on trial with the Blues and scored twice in a reserve outing at Rochdale last month.

Beech had hoped to take another look at the 22-year-old in a game against Blackburn but the Covid-19 lockdown put paid to his plans.

United’s head coach told the News & Star: “Unfortunately we were due to play Blackburn behind closed doors just before Boris [Johnson] announced the new lockdown situation.

“Blackburn then said they’re not having any outside bodies out of their bubbles into their training complex which is totally understandable.

“It was a shame because [Scott] would have played in that, along with Brennan Dickenson to try and get more minutes in his legs.

“We can’t do that. I’m happy with Cedwyn with how he is as a person and what he’s doing on the training ground; I just need to sit down with him to see where he is and where we go.”

United added to their strike force last week with the signing of Offrande Zanzala.

He could figure in the squad for the first time when the Blues go to Harrogate on Tuesday night.

Zanzala’s arrival came after United allowed Gavin Reilly to leave by mutual consent, the frontman then joining Livingston.

The Blues’ other business last week was in defence, where Rhys Bennett extended his deal to the end of the season.

“I want to thank Gav for his efforts, and also want to congratulate Rhys for joining us,” Beech said.

“It was hard-fought in terms of us looking to convince Rhys this was the right place to be – he had other suitors who would pay more money.

“It was about the reasons why, the connection, and I did a presentation to him about different situations at different clubs, compared to ours.

“It’s worked, he’s decided to join us, I’m thankful about that and I know the supporters have supported that decision, so that’s great.”