Scott Partridge was briefly on loan at Exeter City towards the end of a successful career that saw him play for clubs such as Bristol City, Cardiff City, Torquay United and Brentford. He later moved into non-league football and was at Bath City for several seasons. Son of Malcolm Partridge (Mansfield, Leicester, Grimsby and Scunthorpe).
Scott was originally in Grimsby Town’s centre of excellence but it was with Bradford City where he gained his first professional contract in July 1992. Featuring just five times as a substitute in the league, Scott moved to Bristol City in February 1994 where he made 57 league appearances netting seven goals. He also had loan spells with Torquay United, Plymouth Argyle and Scarborough.
Scott was then transferred for a fee of £50,000 to Cardiff City in February 1997 and, after two goals in 37 league appearances, moved to Torquay United on a permanent basis in March 1998. Having scored fourteen times during 1998/99, Scott caught the attention of Brentford who paid £100,000 for his services in February 1999. He settled quickly at Griffin Park and bagged another seven goals that season to bring his tally to 21 for the campaign.
After 23 goals in all competitions for Brentford, Scott signed for Rushden & Diamonds in September 2001 but had only scored five times - and not at all in 2002/03 - when he signed on loan for a struggling Exeter City team on the final day of 2002.
Scott made a goalscoring debut for the Grecians in a 2-2 draw at Hull City on 11 January 2003 and was on target again against Carlisle United seven days later. The terms of Scott’s month-long arrangement meant there was time for only two more appearances and, on 1 February, he was back for a final game for Rushden before soon moving to Shrewsbury Town where he played a handful of games without being re-engaged.
This proved to be the end of Scott’s professional career and, following a short stay with Weymouth, he scored around seventy times in a four-year stint with Bath City. He then appeared briefly for Sheffield FC before settling back in Bristol to play for Weston-super-Mare before retiring from football in 2009.