Although never a crowd favourite during his 18 month spell at
Carrow Road, I personally feel that Keith's efforts were never
truly appreciated. With only Fleck and
Eadie up front, Norwich needed a strong,
traditional centre-forward strong in the air. However Mike
Walker deemed that Keith was not the man to fulfill this role.
Keith came to Norwich from Stoke City in November 1995 in a swap
for Mike Sheron. He started his Norwich career with two goals
in two games but lost favour after Martin O'Neill's departure. He even spent a month on loan
to Bournemouth (8 games, 1 goal) later that same season. Despite
a goalscoring ratio of five goals in 14 starts in the 1996-97
season and the departure of fellow strikers Akinbiyi and Cureton, Scott was still unable to make himself a Carrow
Road regular. He spent time on loan to Watford (6 games, 2 goals)
before rejoining Wycombe Wanderers on loan in March 1997. 9 games
for the Wanderers generated 3 goals and convinced manager John
Gregory to pay £55,000 for his services on a permanent basis
in July 1997.
Keith was a late entrant to professional football, playing only
Sunday league football in Leicester until the age of 19. He then
joined Hinckley Athletic before moving into the Southern league
with Bedworth. After returning to Hinckley, he joined Leicester
United at the age of 22. This won him the attention of Lincoln
City but a poor year (16 games, 2 goals) saw him drift back into
non-league football with Martin O'Neill's
Wycombe Wanderers. His goals were a major contribution to Wycombe's
GM Vauxhall Conference championship and resultant promotion into
the Football League. He joined Swindon for £300,000 and made
51 Premiership and Division One appearances scoring 12 goals.
Joining Stoke, he made 25 appearances for the Staffordshire side
scoring three goals.
Keith left Wycombe to join Reading on March 25th 1999 (Transfer
Deadline Day) for an undisclosed fee although reports on The
UnOfficial Football Transfer Website in April 2000 suggested
Keith is being lined up for a return to Wycombe in a move valued
at £50,000. However both Rushden & Diamonds and Leyton Orient
expressed an interest according to Teamtalk.
Keith eventually joined Colchester on loan in mid October 2000.
Starting well, Keith's progress was hampered by a serious knee
injury. When he did recover (February 2001) Colchester were keen
to sign him but the two sides were unable to agree personal terms.
By mid-March, the deal appeared to be on again with Sport First
reporting on 18th March 2001 that Keith was training with Colchester
again. Keith finally signed for Colchester the following day until
the end of the season.
Colchester decided not to sign Keith permanently and so spent
the summer of 2001 looking for a new club. Despite interest from
Telford, he eventually signed for Conference side Dover in the
week preceding the kick off of the new season. March 2002 saw
rumours that he was to join Ryman League side Aldershot. In July
2002, the Non League
Paper's website reported that Scarborough's manager Russell
Slade had signed Scott for the Seadogs assault on the Conference.
Scarborough's financial perils almost certainly played a part
in Scott's transfer to rivals Leigh RMI in February 2003, along
with fellow striker Neil Campbell. Leigh manager Mark Patterson
had been Assistant Manager at Scarborough and so knew Scott and
Campbell's potential. Five months later and Scott made a shock
move to Conference big guns Dagenham and Redbridge on 14th July
2003 where he will form a new striking partnership with Alex
Meechan. However he was loaned out to Tamworth within days
of arriving at Dagenham as the Daggers did not need him at the
time. Keith revealed to the Non-League Paper that he had applied
for the manager's positions at Shrewsbury and Telford that summer
and had also sought a youth team coach role with a league club.
In preparation for a move into management, Keith has been coaching
In early September, Keith was recalled from his loan at Tamworth
to be released by Dagenham so he could sign for Ryman Leaguers
Windsor & Eton, for whom he made his debut on 6th September
2003 at Banstead. The 2004/5 season saw him mkae only a handful
of starts for Windsor and it was thus nurprise when the Royalists
let him go in early June 2005. By the end of the month, he had
signed for Southern League side Northwood as player-coach.
After a spell coaching for Chesham, Kevin was appointed manager
of British Gas Business Southern League Division One Midlands
club Leighton Town in mid-October 2006. Kevin holds UEFA A
& B coach licences. Leighton chairman Iain McGregor
welcomed the appointment of the highest profile manager in the
club`s history. He said: We are all excited about this
and are looking forward to the future with great confidence!
A shortage of players forced Scott to take to field against
Dunstable Town in January 2007 in the unusual position of goalkeeper,
a position he had never previously occupied. Scott met with success
at Leighton. They were eleven points from safety at the bottom
of the Southern League Division One Midlands when he was appointed
but he led them to safety and also to victory in the Buckingham
Senior Charity Cup Final in May 2007. In the 2007-2008 season,
he steered the club to their most successful campaign in the FA
Cup, reaching the Fourth Qualifying Round where they were defeated
by Havant & Waterlooville. In December 2007, Scott resigned
his post to take up the managerial reigns at Windsor & Eton.
Despite winning the Southern League South & West division
in 2009/10, Keith was sacked from his position in May 2010 and
replaced by David Mudge.
On 21st June 2011, Keith and Jim Melvin were named as the new
bosses of Windsor FC. Financial irregularities eventually saw
the historic club go into administration, with Windsor FC being
formed in its place and taking a spot in the Combined Counties