Round 16 Syd Guildford Nominee: Luke Scott

Veteran Magpies utility Luke Scott is the round 15 QAFL Syd Guildford nominee after an impressive performance on the wing.

Scott was a ball magnet in the Magpies’ 78-point win over UQ and was crucial in driving the pill forward to give his side the best opportunity to kick a winning score and provide a vital percentage boost.

“I’m getting my hands on the footy which is a good thing so while I did see a lot of the football it’s also all about playing my role and doing whatever it takes to make sure the team’s processes are in place,” Scott said.

Despite playing in the backline earlier in the season, Scott has been tasked to play on the wing to provide better match-ups for the team.

“It might not be a permanent role but just the last couple of weeks it’s been what’s best suited for the structure of the side,” he said.

“That’s the beauty of Nathan Clarke, he really analyses the opposition and puts us in positions where he sees an advantage for the team.”

Scott says the team’s performance on Saturday is a big confidence builder as they edge closer to finals footy.

“With the competition being so tight percentage is quite important with a lot of teams trying to finalise those last few spots so a big win like that is definitely beneficial for the team.

“But we’re just trying to make sure each player is playing their role and we’re playing to the structure and game plan to build momentum coming into finals.”

Scott is in his eighth season for the Magpies and while he might not be in the leadership group, he still provides an experienced head around the club.

“I took a step down from the leadership group at the start of the year just to focus on a bit of my own game, but it is also the right time to hand over to a lot of the younger guys.

“We’ve got a young group who are so keen to learn and to aspire to be the best they can be so I don’t have to offer too much more in that aspect.”

The loyal Pie isn’t driven by individual accolades but says there is one thing he still wants to achieve.

“I’m very much a team man.

“I’d love to try and help this team win a premiership at QAFL level.

“There’s a lot of history in the club and we’d just love to win a QAFL flag so if I can help the team get there that would be unreal.”

Now 30, Scott hasn’t made any decisions on his playing future just yet.

“I’m at that age where you sort of take it year by year,” he joked.

“I’ll see how the body pulls up for the remainder of the year, but right now it’s good and I’m ready for a big back end of the season.”


By Josh Cheadle – @JoshCheadle20

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