Hibs loan defender to SPFL League Two strategic partners Stenhousemuir as Jack Brydon move follows success of East Mains youth team-mates
Hibs’ strategic partnership with Stenhousemuir continues to pay dividends for the East Mains youth squad – and Jack Brydon is the latest to benefit.
The 17-year-old has signed up with the SPFL League Two side for the remainder of the 2020-21 campaign after his loan at Civil Service Strollers was ended by the suspension of the Lowland League.
It’s a similar move to those made by Callum Yeats and Jayden Fairley before him – time at Christie Gillies Park and then on to Ochilview for senior experience.
Brydon has been with the Easter Road side since the age of 10 and his new manager Davie Irons has been impressed by the teenager’s “game intelligence” and has high hopes for the defender.
The Warriors manager said: “The management team are really pleased to welcome Jack into the club. Thanks to the partnership we have already seen Jack in a game and training. He attended training with us in December after the 2 clubs played a bounce match, this gave him the chance to get to know the staff and players. Jack impressed in both the bounce game where he played for Hibs development team and again within our training session. The reports from his time at Civil Service were equally positive and we know from our conversations with Hibs that he is a player they regard highly.
“He will add both quality and strength to our defensive options. Jack is a defender that shows a high degree of game intelligence for his age and plays with a level of controlled aggression that is required at our level. He is physically strong and quick and has an excellent attitude - I have high hopes for him.”
Graeme Mathie, Hibees sporting director highlighted the previous successes of the move.
He added: “No young player’s development is linear but – after Callum Yeats and Jayden Fairley – Jack is the latest of our players to benefit from regular game time at Civil Service Strollers and progress into league football with Stenhousemuir”.
We’re pleased to see that League One and League Two is back up and running and hope that Jack gains experience working under David Irons and Kevin McGoldrick, which will benefit him hugely ahead of his return to Hibernian in the summer.”