What's In A Name? But No Relation

04 September 2012 02:56
Not everybody heads to England when they get the call

Promising Hibs youngster Sam Stanton has the heavy weight of expectation on his shoulders due to his surname and has now committing his future to the club when he signed a new three-year deal. Stanton made his debut at the start of the year and has forced his way into manager Pat Fenlon's first-team plans with some impressive perfromances. It is not just a surname that got Sam the deal as he has started to make his way on ability and turned down Manchester United in order to stay in Scotland. Stanton said: "They asked me down for a trial when I was with Hutchie Vale just before I came to Hibs. I didn't go, partly because I'm a Hibs fan and partly because I was so young. Then I came to Hibs when I was 12 and really enjoyed it, so I made the right choice. Signing this contract is a massive achievement for me and I'm delighted. Hopefully I can enjoy a good few years here with Hibs. I've been working hard in the gym after training and I've also been doing some boxing sessions. Playing-first team football is a big difference to playing for the youth team because of the level of physicality. But I'm growing all the time and I feel I'm getting stronger, so hopefully I'll get there soon."