Teenage striker Lewis Allan has signed a new deal tying him to Hibs until the summer of 2018.
The 6ft 2in youngster has been with the Capital outfit since the age of eight, but only came to prominence in the second half of last season when his 15 goals in 21 games for the club’s Under-20 side saw him named the East of Scotland League’s player of the year.
He caught new head coach Alan Stubbs’ eye during Hibs’ pre-season programme, scoring against Berwick Rangers and has continued to find the net regularly in SPFL development league games this season.
The 18-year-old has also earned a seat on the bench for Stubbs’ Championship side on several occasions, making his debut as a substitute against Falkirk in December.
Allan said: “I am delighted – it’s come as a bit of a surprise. Making my debut earlier in the season was brilliant. This is my first year playing full-time so I just want to keep developing. I am enjoying life at the club and I am excited about the future.”
Allan is likely to feature in today’s development game against Inverness Caley at Spartans’ Ainslie Park (kick-off 2pm).