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Paul Coutts

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

22/07/1988

Height

183 cm

Signed

03/07/2019

Country

Scotland

Paul Coutts signed for Fleetwood in the summer of 2019 from Premier League side, Sheffield United.

Coutts began his career at Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen – a club that he joined at the age of 10 – but, after seven years at the club, he made the move to his local club Cove Rangers.

In July 2008, Coutts was on the move again, this time to Peterborough United, where he signed a three-year deal after impressing during a trial period. He made his debut in a 5-4 win over Bristol Rovers, and his performance in that game earned him his first start against local rivals Northampton. He made 37 League appearances in his first season at the club helping his team to promotion to the Championship.

After featuring regularly for Peterborough, Coutts caught the eye of Preston North End. He signed for the Lilywhites in February 2010 and linked up with former Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson. In December 2011 he was named club captain succeeding North End legend Graham Alexander who took up a coaching role.

A change for the Scotsman came in the summer of 2012 when he signed for Derby County on a three-year deal. After making 59 League appearances he moved to Sheffield United in 2015. He was part of the Blades team who gained promotion to the Championship, and then the Premier League in 2019.

In the summer of 2019, Coutts signed for Fleetwood Town and has since been a driving figurehead for the Cod Army.

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