A Leeds United academy graduate, Scott made his full debut against Manchester United in February 2004.
With just three top-flight games under his belt, he joined Liverpool in January 2005 and provided competition for Sells legend Jerzy Dudek.
He made his debut against Newcastle United that March and also appeared against Juventus in the quarter-finals of the Champions League that season.
An unused sub as the Reds were victorious in the final against AC Milan, likewise the UEFA Super Cup against CSKA Moscow, he was loaned out to Sheffield Wednesday and then had full seasons in the Premier League with Charlton Athletic and Aston Villa.
He joined fellow top-flight side West Bromwich Albion on a permanent deal ahead of the 2008/09 season and made over 100 league appearances for the Baggies before switching to Turkish Super Lig side Bursaspor in the summer of 2011.
Scott returned to England in 2013, penning a two-year deal with Championship side Wigan Athletic, before spending four seasons in the second tier with Derby County, making 158 league appearances.
An England international with four caps to his name, he signed for reigning Premier League champions Manchester City on loan for the 2019/20 season.