Scott Partridge (born 13 October 1974) is a former English footballer. He played as a center forward and was noted for his first touch and technique.
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Born in Leicester, Partridge was first spotted by Don O'Riordan at Grimsby Town FC who signed him in 1987 when O'Riordan had started the clubs School of Excellence and later Scott started his professional career at Bradford City but never became a first team regular at Valley Parade, and signed for Bristol City in February 1994. There, he also found first team opportunities hard to come by, and after loan spells with Torquay United, Plymouth Argyle and Scarborough, Partridge was transferred to Cardiff City for a fee of £50,000 in 1997. His stay at Ninian Park lasted just one season and he signed for former loan club Torquay United in March 1998.
It was at Torquay that Partridge really found his feet in league football, playing regularly and scoring at a rate of one goal every three games. His form caught the eye of Brentford's chairman/manager Ron Noades, who paid £100,000 to sign Partridge in February 1999. Partridge played over one hundred games for the Bees before being released in the summer of 2001. After this, Partridge struggled to recapture the form he showed at Torquay and Brentford, having somewhat unproductive spells at Rushden & Diamonds, Exeter City, Shrewsbury Town and Weymouth.
It was a transfer to Bath City in 2003 that finally got Partridge's career back on track. Since signing for Bath, Partridge has played over one hundred games, scoring at a rate of roughly one goal in every two games. At the start of the 2008-09 season, Partridge moved north to UniBond One South team Sheffield where he made his league debut with two goals away to Gresley Rovers in August.
Partridge joined Conference South side Weston-super-Mare on 31 December 2008. Before leaving in the summer and taking time out of the game due to personal reasons.
Football League Trophy runner-up: 2001
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