Former Carlisle United striker Cedwyn Scott has joined National League side Notts County.

The Meadow Lane outfit have paid an undisclosed fee to land the frontman, who netted 24 goals for Gateshead in the sixth tier last season.

Scott joined the Heed after a spell at Brunton Park, where he made just seven appearances and failed to score.

The striker came to the Blues' attention following a goal-laden spell with Hebburn Town, and had also spent time on trial with Newcastle United.

He had previously represented Dunston UTS and Dundee after coming through the ranks at Huddersfield Town.

But Scott has now joined the Magpies, who will be targeting promotion back to the EFL this season under new boss Luke Williams - who was delighted to see the striker put pen to paper on a two-year deal.

“When Ryan [Harley, assistant head coach] and I arrived at the club, Cedwyn was one of the first players presented to us by the recruitment team,” said Williams.

“Of course, we weren’t at the club when the process of analysing Cedwyn had begun so it was amazing to walk in and hear experienced staff telling us ‘we’ve been monitoring this player – let us show you some of his qualities.’

“Ryan and I were both taken aback. To know that all that work had been done over a long period of time was a really nice feeling to walk into and we were fully behind the club getting this deal done.

“Of course, the most important thing about Cedwyn is that he can score. Over the years we’ve all seen players with fantastic technique in training but, when they’re inside the 18-yard box during a game, they can’t replicate it.

“Clearly, Cedwyn has the quality to remain calm and find the finish. He can play across the top of the pitch, he’s determined to score and has the strength to hold people off. We’re delighted to have him.”