50th League start triggers further year on skipper's deal
We are delighted to announce that Town captain Scott Cuthbert’s contract has been automatically extended to the end of the 2017-18 season after his appearance in last Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Carlisle.
A clause in the 29-year-old central defender’s two-year deal, signed when he arrived after leaving Leyton Orient in the summer of 2015, meant the extra season was automatically triggered by his 50th league start in a Town shirt.
Manager Nathan Jones said: “Since I came to the club, Scott has been a leader on and off the pitch. He’s taken on board everything I’ve wanted, he’s embraced a new style of play and been a credit to himself.
“We are delighted that he’s triggered a clause in his contract to tie him to the club for another year because he’s a popular member of the squad, he brings stability to the back four and we’ve had an excellent defensive record with him there.
“He’s now at an important stage of his career and we want him to keep improving and developing along with the team.”