Hibs extend loan of Sean Welsh at Partick Thistle

Last updated : 29 March 2012 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today revealed that young midfielder Sean Welsh will have his loan stay with Partick Thistle extended.

The 22-year-old initially joined the Jags on a 2 month loan deal, but the start of his time in Glasgow was hampered by injury.

He has now went on to make 5 appearances for the 1st division club, and has impressed enough to have his loan deal extended until the end of the season.

Welsh, a life long Hibee, has seen his time at Easter Road blighted by injury.

Big things were expected of the player after he captained the Hibees U19 side to the treble in 2009, winning the SPL U19 title, The Scottish Youth FA Cup, and the East of Scotland Shield.

Welsh has spent time on the sidelines for numerous injuries, with one being a double leg break, and the other a fractured cheek bone, (that required FOUR operations after it became infected, and the player nearly losing his eyesight) that he picked up in a training ground bust-up with fellow midfielder Martin Scott.

He has also previously had loan spells with Stenhousemuir and Stirling Albion.