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Scott Loach

Watford FC



  Scott James Loach
Birth 27 May 1988 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire [registered in Nottingham, July 1988].


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

Playing Career


He began his career at Braintree, going to Ian Smith's Football School, Smith was a coach at Ipswich Town FC and Loach 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. Loach remained with Ipswich until the age of twelve, afterwhich, family work commitments took them back to Nottingham. It was arranged that he would train with Nottingham Forest FC for the remainder of his Ipswich contract, Loach 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. Loach 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 Loach 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. Loach then joined Watford FC in April 2006 for £50,000, turning professional on 30 May 2006. Loach then went out on loan to a variety of clubs to earn league experience, Stafford Rangers FC for eleven league appearances, Morecambe FC and Bradford City FC. He returned to Watford FC before returning to Ipswich Town FC on 19 July 2012, and joined Rotherham United FC on 5 June 2014. He was sent out on loan to Bury FC on 10 November 2014, and to Yeovil Town FC on 2 March 2015. On 15 July 2015, Loach joined Notts County FC on a free transfer and then joined York City FC on loan from 23 March 2017 until the end of the season. On 9 June 2017, he was signed by Hartlepool United FC and made 92 National League appearances. Signed for Barnet FC on 1 July 2019 and made another sixty National League appearances up until he joined Chesterfield FC on 3 June 2021. Joined Derby County FC on a free transfer on 13 July 2022.

League honours
234+2 appearances
one red card
Morecambe FC 2008 loan two appearances
debut (league two): 1 January 2008 Stockport County FC 2 Morecambe FC 1.
Bradford City FC 2008 loan twenty appearances
debut (league two): 29 January 2008 Bradford City FC 4 Shrewsbury Town FC 2.
Watford FC 2008-12 153+one appearances
debut (championship): (sub) 20 September 2008 Watford FC 2 Reading FC 2.
Ipswich Town FC 2012-14 27+one appearances
debut (championship): 18 August 2012 Ipswich Town FC 1 Blackburn Rovers FC 1.
Rotherham United FC 2014 loan two appearances
debut (championship): 20 September 2014 Rotherham United FC 1 Charlton Athletic FC 1.
Bury FC 2014-15 loan two appearances
debut (league two): 15 November 2014 Morecambe FC 0 Bury FC 1.
Peterborough United FC 2015 loan five appearances
debut (league one): 17 January 2015 Port Vale FC 2 Peterborough United FC 1.
Yeovil Town FC 2015 loan six appearances
debut (league one): 3 March 2015 Yeovil Town FC 0 Walsall FC 1.
Notts County FC 2015-17 seventeen appearances
debut (league two): 3 October 2015 Leyton Orient FC 3 Notts County FC 1.
last (league two): 23 April 2016 Notts County 2 Cambridge United FC 1.
Derby County FC 2022
Club honours Football League Two third place 2014-15 (2 apps); best Championship ninth place 2013-14 (6);
FA Cup best fifth round 2008-09 (3);
Individual honours Hartlepool United FC Players' Player of the Season 2017-18; Fans' Player of the Season 2017-18
Distinctions None
Height/Weight 6' 4", 14st 5lb [2011].


Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2009], ENFA & 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
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.


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

manager: 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 member
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