Hibs kid Stanton signs new contract

Last updated : 04 September 2012 By Steve Forbes

Hibs kid Sam Stanton has today signed a new contract with the club, that will keep him tied to Easter Road until 2015.

The new 3-year-deal has been signed on the back of some good pre-season perfromances for the first team, and some excellent display's for Scotland U19's.

18-year-old Stanton, who turned down a move to Manchester United as a kid to sign for his beloved Hibees, made his first team debut against Rangers at Ibrox last season, and has spent the summer "bulking up" in order to push on.

Speaking to the official club website, the youngster said:

"Signing this contract is a massive achievement for me and I’m delighted. Hopefully I can enjoy a good few years here with Hibs.

“I’ve been working hard in the gym after training and I’ve also been doing some boxing sessions. Playing first team football is a big difference to playing for the youth team because of the level of physicality. But I’m growing all the time and I feel I’m getting stronger, so hopefully I’ll get there soon.”