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Scott Sellars

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Full nameScott Sellars
Date of birth27 November 1965(age 51)
Place of birthSheffield, England
Height0 m ( ft in)
Playing positionLeft midfielder

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Scott Sellars (born 27 November 1965 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire) is an English former professional football player, who is the coach of the Manchester City U18 team after previously holding the role of assistant manager at Chesterfield in the League Two.

Sellars started his career at Leeds United, coming up through their youth system and making his first appearance in 1983. The talented left-footed midfielder soon became one of a number of talented youngsters encouraged to play open football by Manager Eddie Gray, but struggled with the physical aspects of the game. In 1986 he asked for a transfer and joined Blackburn Rovers, where he won a Full Members Cup medal, was capped at England under-21 level, won promotion for them and enjoyed six successful years, making 245 appearances and scoring 41 goal before leaving to rejoin Leeds in 1992. He always struggled with injuries and it came as no surprise when he moved north to Newcastle United in early 1993. On 24 April 1993 he scored the winning goal for the Magpies in their 1-0 win over local rivals Sunderland in Division One at St James's Park, which meant that they only needed a point from their final three games to be sure of promotion.

After helping Newcastle gain promotion to the Premier League, he helped establish the club as the 'entertainers' during the 1993-94 season with some sterling displays. After a 3-0 victory over Liverpool, arguably the finest performance of his Magpies career, in which he set up 2 goals for Andrew Cole, an injury-plagued Sellars soon found himself out of favour with the club and joined Bolton Wanderers in 1995. He did well at Bolton and was part of their Division 1 title success in 1997, but in 1999 he opted to switch to Huddersfield Town. He played 54 games for the Terriers, scoring two goals before he left to join Danish side AGF Aarhus on a free transfer in April 2001. He still struggled with injuries, so when his contract expired in December 2001, he returned to England.

Sellars signed for Mansfield Town close to the transfer deadline in March 2002 to help them in their promotion push. 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.

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