Scott Cuthbert

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Scott Cuthbert
Personal information
Full name Scott James Cuthbert[1]
Date of birth (1987-06-15) 15 June 1987 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Alexandria, Scotland
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Luton Town
Number 6
Youth career
1998–2003 Celtic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2009 Celtic 0 (0)
2006 Livingston (loan) 4 (1)
2008–2009 St Mirren (loan) 29 (0)
2009–2011 Swindon Town 80 (5)
2011–2015 Leyton Orient 133 (7)
2015– Luton Town 50 (0)
National team
2005–2007 Scotland U19
2007 Scotland U20 3 (0)
2007–2009 Scotland U21 12 (1)
2009 Scotland B 1 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:20, 26 November 2016 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:51, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

Scott James Cuthbert (born 15 June 1987) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a defender for League Two club Luton Town. He has represented Scotland at under-19, under-20, under-21 and B level.

Club career[edit]

Celtic[edit]

Born in Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire,[1] Cuthbert was part of the Celtic youth system from the age of 11, signing his first professional contract in August 2003 at the age of 16.[3] He went on to captain the club's under-19's and reserve teams.[4] In the 2007–08 season, Cuthbert was an unused substitute in an Old Firm derby as Celtic lost 3–0.[5]

Livingston (loan)[edit]

Cuthbert had a one-month loan spell at Scottish First Division club Livingston during the 2006–07 season, making four appearances.[6] He scored his first professional goal in a 3–1 home defeat to Airdrie United.[7]

St Mirren (loan)[edit]

Cuthbert joined Scottish Premier League club St Mirren in August 2008 on a season-long loan.[8] He made his debut in a 0–0 draw with Kilmarnock on 16 August 2008.[9][10] He made a total of 34 appearances in all competitions before returning to Celtic.[11] After leaving St Mirren, Cuthbert said a second loan spell was a possibility should he fail to secure a first-team place at Celtic.[12]

Swindon Town[edit]

On 13 July 2009, it was announced that Cuthbert had signed for League One club Swindon Town on a two-year contract for a fee thought to be £100,000, despite interest from former loan club St Mirren.[4][13] Cuthbert made his debut for Swindon on the opening day of the 2009–10 season in a 5–0 away defeat to Gillingham.[14] He was subsequently left out of the starting lineup for four matches until Swindon faced Wolverhampton Wanderers in the League Cup second round, which they lost 6–5 on penalties following a 0–0 draw after extra time.[15] Cuthbert scored his first goal for Swindon four days later in a 2–1 home win over Southend United.[16][17] Towards the end of the season, Swindon were well-placed for promotion to the Championship, but with only one win in their last six games, the club finished in fifth place and would have to contest the play-offs.[18] Swindon defeated Charlton 5–4 on penalties after their two-legged semi-final ended 3–3 after extra time.[19] Cuthbert later said the success of getting to Wembley Stadium in his first season with the club was a dream come true.[20] The play-off final saw Swindon face Millwall and lost the match 1–0, preventing the club from gaining promotion to the Championship.[21] After the defeat, Cuthbert believed the club would be among the favourites for promotion in 2010–11.[22]

At the start of the 2010–11 season, Cuthbert was named as the club's vice-captain.[23] He scored his first goal of the season in a 2–1 away defeat to Milton Keynes Dons on 28 August 2010.[24] Six months later, Cuthbert scored his second goal of the season in a 2–1 away defeat to Colchester United on 12 February 2011.[25] In March 2011, Cuthbert suffered a fractured cheekbone in a 1–1 draw with Dagenham & Redbridge, but was told he didn't need surgery.[26] Swindon were relegated to League Two after a 3–1 away defeat to Sheffield Wednesday on 25 April 2011.[27] Following the completion of the season, Cuthbert reflected on a mistake he made during a 2–1 home defeat to Notts County, two days before Swindon were relegated, and was intent on returning the following season as a better player.[28] However, Cuthbert was not offered a new contract, despite expressing a desire to remain with the club.[29][30]

Leyton Orient[edit]

On 3 June 2011, Cuthbert signed a two-year contract with League One club Leyton Orient.[31] In the opening game of the 2011–12 season, Cuthbert made his debut, playing as a centre-back in a 1–0 defeat to Walsall.[32] On 13 September 2011, Cuthbert received a red card in a 3–1 home defeat to Bournemouth and was suspended for three games.[33] Cuthbert scored his first goal for the club on 8 October 2011 in a 3–2 win over Scunthorpe United.[34] At the end of October, Cuthbert was nominated for the League One Player of the Month award.[35] On 31 March 2012, in a 2–0 defeat to Charlton Athletic, Cuthbert suffered a hamstring injury that caused him to miss the final seven games of the season.[36][37] Despite his injury, Cuthbert was named Leyton Orient's Player of the Year for the 2011–12 season.[38] Shortly after receiving it, Cuthbert said that winning the award was his proudest moment.[39]

Ahead of the 2012–13 season, Cuthbert made a recovery from his injury ahead of a friendly match with Ebbsfleet United.[40] After just two appearances, Cuthbert again suffered a hamstring injury that kept him from playing until December 2012.[41] In the Football League Trophy southern section semi-final at home to Yeovil Town, Cuthbert provided a winning assist for Dave Mooney in a 1–0 win to send the club through the southern section final.[42] In a 0–0 draw with Preston North End on 23 March 2013, Cuthbert suffered a fractured metatarsal that caused him to miss the rest of the season.[43] Shortly after the end of the season, Cuthbert signed a new two-year contract with the club.[44]

Cuthbert played most of the 2013–14 season at right-back, as Leyton Orient came close to promotion to the Championship, ultimately losing on penalties to Rotherham United in the play-off final.[45] Cuthbert played in 54 games in all competitions over the season, scoring four goals.[46]

The 2014–15 season was a complete contrast, as Leyton Orient were relegated on the final day of the season after only managing a 2–2 draw with Cuthbert's former club Swindon Town.[47] After the season ended, Cuthbert was not offered a new contract.[48]

Luton Town[edit]

On 26 May 2015, Cuthbert signed a two-year contract with League Two club Luton Town.[49] Upon his arrival, Cuthbert stated "the aim is promotion – I wouldn't have come to this club if I didn't think that was possible."[49] He made his debut for the club on the opening day of the 2015–16 season in a 1–1 draw with Accrington Stanley.[50] Cuthbert was sent off in second half stoppage time for a professional foul during a 3–2 away defeat to Notts County on 12 September 2015.[51] After the departure of Steve McNulty who joined National League club Tranmere Rovers on loan in October 2015, Cuthbert was named temporary club captain, but was only given the role on a permanent basis after Nathan Jones replaced John Still as manager in January 2016.[52][53] Cuthbert went off injured during a 1–0 home defeat to Stevenage on 2 April 2016,[54] but despite his return to training prior to the penultimate match of the season against Northampton Town on 30 April 2016,[55] he did not add to his tally of 40 appearances during the season.[56]

Ahead of the 2016–17 season, Luton manager Nathan Jones confirmed Cuthbert would remain club captain ahead of summer signings Alan Sheehan and Johnny Mullins.[57] On the opening day of the season, Cuthbert was initially named on the bench, but an injury to Alan Sheehan moments before kick-off meant he was called-up to the starting lineup.[58] Luton went on to achieve a 3–0 away win over Plymouth Argyle,[59] after which Cuthbert was praised for his performance by manager Nathan Jones.[60] His performance also earned him a place in the English Football League Team of the Week.[61]

International career[edit]

Cuthbert was captain of the Scotland under-19 team that reached the final of the UEFA under-19 Championships in 2006 and the Scotland under-20 team that played at 2007 Under-20 World Cup in Canada. He also represented Scotland B in May 2009.[62]

Career statistics[edit]

As of match played 3 December 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Celtic 2004–05[63] Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005–06[64] Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07[6] Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007–08[65] Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09[11] Scottish Premier League 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Livingston (loan) 2006–07[6] Scottish First Division 4 1 4 1
St Mirren (loan) 2008–09[11] Scottish Premier League 29 0 4 0 1 0 34 0
Swindon Town 2009–10[66] League One 39 3 3 0 1 0 5[a] 0 48 3
2010–11[67] League One 41 2 3 0 1 0 3[b] 0 48 2
Total 80 5 6 0 2 0 8 0 96 5
Leyton Orient 2011–12[68] League One 33 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 37 1
2012–13[69] League One 18 0 2 0 1 0 4[b] 0 25 0
2013–14[46] League One 44 4 2 0 2 0 6[c] 0 54 4
2014–15[70] League One 38 2 1 0 2 0 3[b] 0 44 2
Total 133 7 7 0 7 0 13 0 160 7
Luton Town 2015–16[56] League Two 36 0 1 0 2 0 1[b] 0 40 0
2016–17[71] League Two 14 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 17 0
Total 50 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 57 0
Career total 296 13 20 0 13 0 22 0 351 13
  1. ^ Two appearances in Football League Trophy, three in League One play-offs
  2. ^ a b c d Appearance(s) in Football League Trophy
  3. ^ Three appearances in Football League Trophy, three in League One play-offs

Honours[edit]

Individual

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