Cuthbert plays down ‘warrior’ tag

Scott Cuthbert in action for Leyton Orient

Scott Cuthbert in action for Leyton Orient

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Hatters boss John Still has hailed Leyton Orient defender Scott Cuthbert as a true ‘warrior’.

Speaking to the club’s official website about his second signing of the summer, after adding forward Jack Marriot, when asked about the 27-year-old, who began his career with Celtic, Still said: “When you set your targets you don’t always get them but Scott was the one we wanted.

“I’ll let the manager and the supporters decide, they can judge me on a match day.”

Scott Cuthbert

“We stuck at it and we’ve got him. He’s impressed us as we didn’t have to push him towards us, he wanted to come here.

“Scott’s dropped a level but he thinks he can get back up to League One and beyond in his time with us.

“He’s a warrior, he’s got leadership qualities; he’s a good talker and a good organiser.

“When you sign an experienced player like this you want them to put it to good use and I think Scott will.

“He was the top man at Orient and I’m delighted with this capture.

“We felt it was important to bring in a player that will come in and make all our centre-backs look at each other and ask ‘who is going to play?’

“And that’s what we want.”

On the glowing description from his new manager, Cuthbert admitted he preferred to do his talking on the pitch, adding: “I don’t like to blow my own trumpet, and I’ll let the manager and the supporters decide, they can judge me on a match day.”

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