In March 1929, Scott joined Doncaster Rovers of the Football League Third Division North as an amateur, becoming a professional a few months later. After two years with Doncaster, he moved to Norwich City, making his debut in a 2–0 defeat at Swindon Town on 23 January 1932. He remained with the Carrow Road club for six years in which he made a total of 45 appearances as a half back.
In May 1937, he was released and move to the south coast to rejoin his former manager, Tom Parker.
At The Dell, he joined the Saints" training staff and took charge of the club"s nursery side. On 27 December 1937, he was called into the first team, to play at centre forward as Ray Parkin, Benny Gaughran and Billy Dunn were all unavailable with injuries.
The match at Swansea Town ended in a goalless draw. Scott remained with the Saints during the Second World War, making occasional appearances in the wartime leagues.
During the war, he was employed by the Folland Aircraft factory at Hamble.
After the war, he was employed by the Southampton Corporation in the city library. Scott"s younger brother, Harry, was also a professional football player with Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic and Swindon Town.
Before taking up professional football, he played rugby league with Featherstone Rovers and was a member of the Doncaster-based Pilkington Recreationals football team Described as "tough as old nails" and "strong as an ox", he kept himself fit and was a regular member of the club"s "A" team which played in the Hampshire League.