A big favourite at Underhill who is still going strong after a career of some 23 years - and still somersaulting.

Barnet born Scott joined Edgware Town as a teenager before being spotted by Charlton Athletic scouts and made 6 appearances in Division One before joining Peterborough Utd under John Still in July 1995. After a short loan spell at Colchester United Scotty joined Manager Tommy Taylor at Leyton Orient in November 1996. Still became Barnet Manager in the Summer on 1997, pursued McGleish and for £70,000 finally got his man by October. Scott made his Bees debut in the 1-1 draw at Cardiff City.
Lee Harrison, Sammy Stockley, Danny Mills, Jon Ford, Lee Howarth, Greg Heald, Stevie Searle, Odo Unware, Warren Goodhind, Ken Charlery, Scott McGleish. Subs Billy Manuel and Dean Samuels.

 Scoring in his Underhill debut in a 2-0 win over Hull City, Bees fans were treated to Scott's spectacular somersault goal celebration. He also often had the strange habit of turning his shirt back to front!

Such were the riches in the striking department that Scott was partnered by either Ken Charlery or Sean Devine that season and Barnet made the play offs loosing under rather dubious circumstances (future Look Back in Amber material) at Colchester's Layer Road 3-2 on aggregate. Scott finished the season with 14 goals and quickly became a huge favourite, especially with the younger fans as he always seemed to have time to waste signing autographs or chatting. The number 16 replica shirt was very popular on the East Terrace!

With explosive pace and strength Scott was used more of an impact player the following season and his finest hour was coming on as a second half substitute against Hull City scoring twice in a 4-1 win. In 1999/2000 Scott scored 12 times in a slightly deeper role behind Charlery and Marlon King helping the Bees to the play offs once again this time loosing to Peterborough 5-1 on aggregate.

With the arrival of Tony Cottee and Tony Richards Scott was more and more to be found on the bench although he did score 7 goals from his 16 appearances. A move to Colchester United followed in January 2001 but not before Scott scored his last goal in Amber and Black at Peterborough in the Football League Trophy in a 3-1 win.

Lee Harrison, Sammy Stockley, Rob Sawyers, Mark Aber, Mike Basham, Austin Berkley, Leon Bell, Danny Brown, Lee Gledhill, Scott McGleish, Omar Riza. Subs: Wayne Purser, Gavin McCann and Stuart Niven

I was always under the impression that Scotty didn't really want to leave Underhill but the time was right. Incidentally the club won only 4 of the remaining 24 games that season after McGleish's departure and were relegated into the Conference.

Scott then spent three seasons at Layer Road and a further three at Sixfields Northampton where he quickly gained the respect and the adulation of the fans as usual. Two seasons at Wycombe Wanderers followed before another lengthy spell back at Orient until June 2011 when he signed for Bristol Rovers.
His career statistics so far amount to well over 700 games nearly 300 goals.

Scott rejoined Barnet on Thursday 1st March 2012 on a short loan and it was great to see him back at Underhill he got a fantastic ovation.
He has since played for Enfield Town, Chesham United and Whitehawk and is currently still scoring goals at Wealdstone in the Isthmian League – long may he continue!

Now 40, but still super fit Scott lives in Hertfordshire, manages his sons school team as a hobby, supports Arsenal and currently serves on the Management Committee of the Professional Footballers Association alongside the Neville Brothers and Blackburn's Jason Roberts, amongst others. Now how many of you knew that?

Scott McGleish Appearances 150 - Goals 42.

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