Swindon Town have completed their fifth signing of the summer with the capture of Celtic defender Scott Cuthbert.

The 22-year-old put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal over the weekend, and brings to a successful end boss Danny Wilson’s pursuit of a player he was linked with back in May.

The transfer fee for Cuthbert is being kept undisclosed, but the Advertiser understands Town have paid Celtic around £100,000 for the defender, and the deal could eventually reach £300,000 depending on appearances.

Scottish B international Cuthbert spent the whole of the 2008/09 campaign at St Mirren and revealed it was that regular game time which convinced him to seek a move from Celtic Park.

“I’m delighted to be at the club,” saod Cuthbert.

“First team football was limited at Celtic but I went on loan to St Mirren and got a taste of it.

“When you get a taste of it you don’t want to go back to just sitting in the reserves, so when this opportunity came up I was delighted to come.

“What sold it was the way the manager talked, the way he wants to play football, how he wants to take the club forward. The facilities at the club are really good as well, and all of that makes for an exciting season.”

The defender, who can play in either full-back position or at centre-back, is on the club’s pre-season tour of Austria but will not feature as he recovers from a recent hernia operation.

Town played the first match of that tour against Romanian side CFJ Cluj last night, drawing 1-1.

Cuthbert will resume full training in a couple of weeks, but is using his time in Austria to get to know his new teammates.

“I’ve known about (the move) for about a week and have been looking forward to coming down, meeting the boys, getting away to Austria and getting to know all the lads,” he said.

“I’m not fit just now having had the operation, but I’m out here with the boys doing my rehab and it’s good.

“I had the operation a few weeks ago and am still on the road to recovery, but I’ll be fine for the start of the season.”