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Scott commits to Edinburgh
ESPNscrum Staff
January 9, 2012
Edinburgh's Matt Scott makes a break, Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues, RaboDirect PRO12, Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2, 2011
Matt Scott makes a break earlier in the season © Getty Images
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Edinburgh have received a boost ahead of their Heineken Cup clash against Racing Metro on Friday with the news that Matt Scott has committed his future to the side.

Centre Scott has signed a new two-year extension to his contract after signing an elite development deal last summer. He is now tied to the club until 2014 and Scott, who crossed the line against Munster and Leinster for the side, is looking forward to continuing his law studies along with developing his game.

"At times it's been challenging to manage my studies, training and playing, but this is evidence that the hard work is paying off," Scott said."I'm really looking forward to finishing my degree and focusing all my energy on being a professional rugby player."

Scott thanked head coach Michael Bradley for showing faith in him. The 21-year-old said: "It's good to know that my performances have merited a lot of game time and this new contract, which will allow me to pursue my dreams at the club I've grown up supporting."

Head coach Bradley said: "It's fantastic for the club to have bright young players like Matt committing to the club.He took full advantage of the opportunity offered to our younger players when the internationalists were in New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup and has worked hard to keep his place in the squad since their return.

"He's an Edinburgh boy through and through so it means a lot to him to get this deal and I'm sure he'll prove to be an asset to the club in the years to come."

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