Primarily known as a defender, but also capable of playing midfield, the 23-year-old made his All Whites debut against Thailand just over a year ago, performing competently at right-back.
Scott is another graduate of New Zealand's Beijing Olympics squad having played all three group matches for his country at the tournament. Scott captained the team on several occasions and also travelled with his Waitakere United side to the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup without taking the field. He has though played an integral and consistent role with the New Zealand and Oceania club heavyweights remaining in contention for All Whites despite competing in semi-professional football.
Following his international debut in March last year, Scott forced his way into New Zealand's squad for the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009. The mobile defender recovered from a leg injury to start at right fullback in the historic scoreless draw with Asian champions Iraq. He then came of the bench in the friendly against Jordan and was subsequently named in the squad for the playoff against Bahrain.
During the New Zealand season Scott missed a number of matches for Waitakere as they pushed for a domestic and continental double. With competition within the All Whites ranks increasingly rapidly Scott is likely to feature only as a bit player at South Africa 2010.