Scott Sellars was brought through the youth team by Eddie Gray,
and like his mentor had a sweet left foot and was capable of
producing defence-splitting balls when he was really on form. Under
Billy Bremner he was deemed surplus to requirements and moved on to
Blackburn where he enjoyed 6 successful years. Howard Wilkinson
briefly brought him back to Elland Road, but that didn't work out.
A couple of years at Newcastle and a little longer at Bolton were
followed by a move to Huddersfield, where he played until the end
of the 2000-01 season when he moved to Denmark to keep himself in a
first team situation. Not a bad player, but you can't help thinking
that there was a lot of potential here that, for one reason or
another, went unfulfilled.
After playing for AGF in Denmark, he returned to English
football, signing for Mansfield close to the transfer deadline in
March 2002 to help them in their promotion push. He was linked with
a move to non-league Kettering in the close season but re-signed at
Field Mill for a further year. Although he started as a regular in
the side in 2002-03, suspension and injury meant that he was only
involved in coaching and working with the youngsters from November
to the end of the season.
Morri says: When Scott Sellars was at Newcastle, you felt that
you had a left sided England International on your hands. With his
defence splitting ball, close control he had the world at his feet
when all of a sudden he got injured and Newcastle signed David
Ginola and when he moved on to Bolton you felt that that was the
end of any chance with England.
David says: As a blackburn fan I have to say that Scott Sellars
(with Simon Garner) was one of my all-time favourite players.
Certainly, one of the best players never to play for England. I
agree totally with Jabba about some 'potential unfulfilled'
although he was quiet character and suffered from injuries. I
personally will never forgive Dalglish for getting rid of him after
the promotion season. Every goal we scored during that season
seemed to involve Scott in some form. I was so happy to see him
play so well for Newcastle. The word educated left foot is truly an
understatement with Scott, and this coupled with great vision, made
him an enormous talent. Ask Keegan!
Chris Thomson says: I thought that Scott signed for Kettering
this season. What has happened to the 36 year old left sided
GF says: Scott Sellars is a really good player! He can play the
tight places and is technical good. He played for my club in
Denmark AGF in the 22 of April 2001 - 3 December 2001. And I know
we all miss him. Scott Sellars I wish you all that luck you need.
You are a god in Aarhus in Denmark!
Phil says: A true Rovers legend ... I saw him play against a lot
of our current team today and he is still phenomenal
Nick Blade says: Scott is now coaching part time at the
Sheffield United academy, having finally retired from playing.
Incidentally, the academy is situated very close to the Sellars
family home in Wincobank, so Scott really has returned to his roots
(despite being a Sheff Weds fan!) His son is also at the SUFC
academy, and his brother Chris also does a bit of coaching
Andy Canning says: I played in the Leeds junior side with Scott
and have never since seen at close hand a more skilful player. His
left foot supplied many a goal for me and striking partner Wayne
Roebuck. I'm pleased to hear he his working at the Sheffield United
Academy close to home. His dad Brian was kind to me trying to get
me a break at Matlock when I didnt' make it at Leeds.
jordan roberson says: legend the greatest coach i have ever