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Stevenage Player Scott Cuthbert

Scott Cuthbert


Scott Cuthbert
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Previous Club(s):

Luton Town
Leyton Orient
Swindon Town
St Mirren (SCO) (loan)
Livingston (SCO) (loan)
Celtic (SCO)

Apps: 24 (0) - Goals: 2

Debut: Notts County (A, 3-3), 15/09/2018

Boro' boss Dino Maamria underpinned his summer 2018 transfer activity with the capture of experienced centre half Scott Cuthbert. After captaining near neighbours Luton Town to promotion from League Two a few weeks before, the Scottish-born player swapped Bedfordshire for Hertfordshire and added some valuable steel to the Boro' back line.

It could be seen as a bit of a coup for Maamria, given how prominent Cuthbert had been in his time at Kenilworth Road. Of course, that's now in the past. A free agent after the Hatters released him at the end of the 2017-8 campaign, the defender saw the Lamex Stadium as the next stage in his career. And the hope was that Boro' would be all the better for it.

Starting out at Celtic, Cuthbert had been on the Hoops' book from the age of 11 and turned pro at Celtic Park aged 16. That said, first team opportunities weren't forthcoming and it was at Livingston on loan that he'd made his senior debut... and score his first senior goal. For the 2008-9 season, there was another loan move; this time to St Mirren of the Scottish Premier League. His experience was already accumulating nicely.

In 2009, Cuthbert moved south of the border; Swindon Town signing him for around 100,000. Over the next two terms, he turned out a number of times. He was unable, however, to prevent the Robins sliding into League Two at the end of the 2010-1 campaign. And it was at that point in time the Wiltshire side allowed him to leave.

One door closed, but another soon opened and it was back to League One for Cuthbert. Leyton Orient was his next port of call; signing a two-year contract at Brisbane Road. He spent four years in East London, making well over 100 appearances in the process. He was the club's Player of the Year for 2011-2, having been nominated for League Two Player of the Month that season too. Sadly, his time with the Os ended much the same as it did at Swindon; relegation to League Two and no new deal on the table.

It was to be Luton who gained from Orient's decision. In May 2015, the Hatters snapped him up. He took over the captaincy on a temporary basis in October 2015, before incoming gaffer Nathan Jones made that a permanent call. He extended his deal with the club by a further year in June 2017; a smart move, given that it'd see him skipper the club to promotion.

In addition to his club career, Cuthbert has skipped the Scotland U19 side that reached the UEFA Championships in 2006 and the U20s at the 2007 World Cup. He has also turned out for Scotland B, though a full cap has so far eluded him. There can be no doubt that Maamria had secured the services of a man with plenty of experience to offer. And if he could repeat the feat he managed over there in Luton having made the move across to the Boro', well, that'd be just fine by us. And we're sure you'd agree too...

Scott Cuthbert data for 2018-9
Select a season:


Saturday 04 August
HFL2Tranmere Rovers2-2  


Saturday 11 August
AFL2Crawley Town3-1  


Tuesday 14 August
ACC1Norwich City1-3  


Saturday 18 August


Tuesday 21 August
AFL2Forest Green Rovers0-0  


Saturday 25 August
AFL2Yeovil Town0-2  


Saturday 01 September
HFL2Cambridge United0-1  


Saturday 08 September
HFL2Macclesfield Town1-0  


Saturday 22 September
HFL2Grimsby Town1-0  


Saturday 29 September
AFL2Carlisle United1-0  


Tuesday 02 October
AFL2Exeter City0-1  


Saturday 06 October
HFL2Colchester United3-1  


Saturday 13 October
AFL2Newport County1-2  


Saturday 20 October
HFL2Crewe Alexandra0-1  


Tuesday 23 October
HFL2Port Vale0-0  


Saturday 27 October
AFL2Cheltenham Town2-0   


Saturday 03 November
HFL2Oldham Athletic3-2  


Saturday 10 November
AFAC1Plymouth Argyle0-1  


Saturday 17 November


Saturday 24 November
HFL2MK Dons3-2  


Tuesday 27 November
AFL2Swindon Town2-3   


Saturday 08 December
HFL2Lincoln City0-1  


Saturday 15 December
AFL2Northampton Town1-1