Former Hibs midfielder David Wotherspoon scores first international goal for Canada

Former Hibs midfielder David Wotherspoon has scored his first international goal for Canada.

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 12:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 12:57 pm
David Wotherspoon, in action for Hibs in 2011, has scored his first international goal for Canada .  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
David Wotherspoon, in action for Hibs in 2011, has scored his first international goal for Canada . (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The 31-year-old earned his fourth cap for his adopted country in a World Cup qualifier against Cayman Islands, and was among the first-half scorers in an 11-0 rout as the Canadians made it two wins from two in their opening group games.

Wotherspoon represented Scotland at under-21 level while at Hibs but was eligible to switch nations through his mother. He will now hope to be part of a June double-header against Aruba and Suriname.

He spent seven years at Easter Road, playing 152 times for the first team, before moving to his current club St Johnstone in 2013, where he has racked up over 300 appearances and won both Scottish and League Cups.

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He celebrated his first international strike on Twitter, posting: "What a night!! very proud and privileged to represent and play for #CMNT. Making history! Loved every minute of it. Top it off with my first goal was incredible."

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