Midfielder Brian Kerr tips Hibs kids for the top

Last updated : 14 October 2007 By Steve Forbes

Hibs midfielder Brian Kerr has today tipped the clubs new batch of youngsters to hit the top, just like their predecessors.

The Hibs new boy has been impressed at the clubs continued success at bringing through quality young players from the youth academy.

Lewis Stevenson, Kevin McCann, Ross Campbell, Steven Fletcher, Damon Gray, Ross Chisholm, Dermot McCaffrey and Darren McCormack are just a few of the youngsters to make the grade in the last season since John Collins arrived as boss at Easter Road.

They follow in the foot steps of such players as Kenny Miller, Scott Brown, Garry O'Connor, Derek Riordan, Steven Whittaker, Ian Murray and Kevin Thomson to come through the youth set up at Easter Road.

Kerr, 26, joined the Hibees from Motherwell in the summer in a bosman deal and the Scotland international has been impressed with the young players at the club, he said:

"There is an abundance of young lads coming through the ranks right now and a few of the older boys as well who would have no bother stepping into their national sides.

"Everyone wants that and, obviously, managers sit up and take notice of you if you are in a side which is up at the right end of the league table and challenging for things. We must be doing something right just now and maybe that will be enough to get some of our players noticed and given a chance and there are a lot of boys already involved in under-21 sides.

"Fingers crossed, maybe a few lads can get themselves more involved with the national sides over the coming weeks and months."

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