By: Hibernian Media on 05 Jul, 2019 13:56
Hibernian are pleased to confirm that Academy graduate Sean Mackie has agreed a two-year extension to his contract, which now runs until the summer of 2022.
The 20-year-old made his debut for the Hibees as an 18-year-old back in April 2017, when he featured in the 3-2 win over Raith Rovers in the Championship, but it was last season when he really came to the fore.
Deputising for the injured Lewis Stevenson – who, by Sean’s own admission, has been the ideal role model for him – he impressed with a string of mature performances that culminated in a first Scotland Under-21 call-up.
Sean has gone from strength to strength thanks to his hard work on the training pitch, in the gym and with our sports psychologist, as he explained back in February.
Head Coach Paul Heckingbottom said: “Sean is someone who made a lot of progress last season and had a taste of first-team football, but he knows that is just the start and that he has to apply himself on a daily basis to make that next step.
“Thankfully, with the type of boy that he is, application is never in doubt.
“Sean has moved into the first-team dressing room now, where he is surrounded by good professionals, and he will have an opportunity to play his part.
“It’s up to Sean to take advantage of that chance when it comes.”
Sean added: “I’m delighted to have signed the contract extension and I appreciate the faith that the manager and the club have in me.
“The same goes for the guys in the Academy who have helped me every step of the way.
“This is a club where you will get a chance if you deserve it and I really want to build on last season.
“I ticked off a few personal firsts but you can’t really consider yourself a first-team players until you’re making an impression consistently. That’s my goal now.”