SELKIRK footie ace Calum Anderson has been chosen to play for Hibernian boys’ squad, fighting off rival bids from Rangers and Hearts.
The 13-year-old Selkirk High School pupil has been playing for Hutchison Vale’s boys’ team in Edinburgh for the last three months, and after he finishes the summer season, he’ll be signed up to play for Hibernian FC.
“He’s really chuffed,” his proud father, Selkirk provost David Anderson, told The Wee Paper. Calum’s already played five matches for Hibs in the last two months, with a game against Hearts in Edinburgh tonight.
Even after Calum chose Hibs, his father said the two other clubs still tried to poach him.
The talented lad is only one of 100 kids selected to train with the Under-14 Scotland squad and David told us: “It’s a realistic pipe dream he’ll get into the Under-15 Scottish team.”
He added: “He’s done really well. He’s got an exciting five weeks in front of him.”
Calum faces a showdown playing for Hutchison Vale at Manchester United on April 26 – the day after his father is on show at the Selkirk Standard Bearer’s Appointment Night.
“It’ll have to be a quiet Appointment Night if I have to drive him down to Manchester the next day,” he joked.