Hibs defender Rory Whittaker became the youngest-ever player to feature for the Hibernian FC Men’s First Team in the Scottish top-flight.
The Hibs defender made his First Team debut this afternoon, coming off the bench in the second half in our 2-0 win over St Johnstone at Easter Road.
Whittaker’s appearance at the age of just 16 years old and 44 days, means he becomes the youngest ever Hibee to make their senior debut, breaking Jamie McCluskey’s record – who made his First Team debut aged 16 years and 79 days back in 2004.
The right-back becomes the youngest player to feature in the cinch Premiership this season and is fourth on the all-time record list of youngest players to feature in the Scottish top-flight.
Whittaker played over 20 minutes at Easter Road, putting in a solid shift at ring wing and nearly marked his debut with a goal - forcing a good stop from St Johnstone 'keeper Dimitar Mitov after being played through by Boyle.
Earlier this summer, Rory Whittaker signed his first professional contract with the Club. The 16-year-old was a regular in the U18 squad last season and received a call-up to the Scotland U16s squad for his impressive performances last year.
This year, Whittaker has featured for both the U18s and Hibs Development Squad and has been training with the First Team since the arrival of Nick Montgomery as Hibs Head Coach.