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Still Bags Gutteridge

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John Still, manager of Conference Premier club Luton Town, has added further bite to his midfield with the signing of….

….Luke Guttridge following his release from npower League Two play-off final runners-up Northampton Town.

The influential and experienced central midfielder has over 400 League appearances to his name, and has signed for the Hatters on a two-year contract.

He began his career with Torquay as a youngster but after only one appearance for the Gulls he moved to Cambridge United where he went on to make 136 appearances for the U’s in a five-year spell.

In 2005 he signed for Southend and helped the Shrimpers win the League Two play-offs in his first season and the League One championship the following campaign.

After those back-to-back promotions, he left Roots Hall and signed for Leyton Orient but, after only making seventeen appearances he signed for then-Championship Colchester in 2007.

After one season with Colchester he moved to Northampton and spent two years at Sixfields. However, in 2010 he was on the move again, signing for Aldershot where he scored sixteen goals in sixty-six matches and won the Shots’ player of the year award in his first season.

In January 2012 he left the Shots for a second spell with Northampton and, last season, he helped the Cobblers reach the League Two play-off final, scoring a wonderful goal in the semi-final second leg victory over Cheltenham Town.

His contract with Northampton expired this summer and the midfielder has been training with the Hatters since the squad returned to pre-season training on Monday.

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