Young Hibs defender Sean Mackie has today signed a new contract with the club.
The 20-year-old full back has agreed a two-year extension, taking his contract up until the summer of 2022.
Mackie broke through in to the first team last season, making 11 appearances in all competitions.
Speaking to the official club website, Mackie said:
“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.”
Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom added:
“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.”
A good bit of business from the HIbees.
Mackie was very good when he got a chance last season, and it's a real positive that we have one of our exciting youngsters tied down on a long term deal.
It's a big season coming up for Mackie as he looks to push legendary full back Lewis Stevenson for the left back slot in the first team.
Stevenson has seen many a challenge off, but Mackie is seen as his long-term natural successor, so it should keep both players on their toes.
Mackie has first team experience as well, due to a couple of loan deals, so that's a massive plus as well.
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