Speaking on the Guernsey Press Football Show podcast, Tinnion, who made over 500 appearances for the club as a player, said that the ‘attitude and hard work’ of Guernsey-born Scott was the reason for his meteoric rise to the Bristol City first team.
‘His work rate and his desire to learn has been unbelievable,’ he said.
‘He has been taken in very well by the senior lads, they know he’s got the quality to play with them.’
Scott turned 18 on Saturday and signed a new four-year deal with the club, which Tinnion felt was a just reward for his recent efforts.
‘To start every single Championship game so far as a 17-year-old is excellent.’
‘He has every single attribute you would want in a professional footballer. He can tackle, he’s great with both feet, he can head the ball, his delivery is good and his overall quality is great.’
‘He lets his football do the talking and he’s getting better all the time. We are really excited about his future,’ he added.
Tinnion also discussed Alex’s initial arrival at the club as a 16-year-old, which came about after conversations with Guernsey FC boss Tony Vance.
‘Tony gave me the heads up on Alex and how well he was doing for Guernsey.’
‘We watched him, he had a trial and he scored a hat-trick.’
Since the youngster arrived at the club he has also been involved in the England set up at U18 level, and Bristol City’s player pathway manager was full of praise for Scott’s handling of his rise to prominence.
‘Alex was very very good in the England game against Wales. He didn’t look out of place one bit.’
‘He has made great strides and everybody is proud of him. He deserves everything he gets because he’s a very down to earth kid and a smashing lad.’
‘He will handle every situation that comes to him. If you asked him to play for the u18’s or the u23’s tomorrow he would.’