Hamilton wonderkid Mark Hill closes in on debut aged 13
Hamilton Accies youngster Mark Hill has become the youngest player to play a competitive game in Scotland− at just 13-years-old.
Hill made his debut as a sub in the Reserve outing at Ayr United last week and was even part of the first team squad that travelled to Ross County on Saturday.
Accies are no strangers to record breaking youngsters, with the previous record being held by Wigan star James McCarthy when he was a 14-year-old with the club.
Manager Billy Reid said of the starlet: “We took him with us to Dingwall so he could get used to the matchday preparations as he is one who could come into the first team in future years."
“McCarthy went straight into the first team at 15 and never came out of it, so I just hope he keeps progressing.
“He is a fantastic prospect and there is interest from other clubs.”
If a solid offer came in for the youngster, Accies would find it difficult to rebuff, just as they did when Wigan came in for McCarthy and James McCarthur for an offer of two million pounds.
This is something that Reid is well aware of but he’s hoping Hill will continue his development with the club he has been with since he was six−at least for now.
“If big clubs come calling, we are just hoping they see sense and realise they will be given a chance here.” he said.