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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: JENSEN WEIR MAKES SCOTLAND U17 DEBUT IN 1-0 WIN AGAINST RUSSIA

20 August 2018

Academy midfielder makes the step up into Scotland's Under 17s.

  • International News: Jensen Weir involved with Scotland's U17s for the first time in a 1-0 win against Russia.
  • U18s midfielder is a first year apprentice in Latics' Academy.
  • 16-year-old made his second first team appearance for Latics in Carabao Cup Round One against Rotherham United.

Jensen Weir continues to tick off the achievements during his development at Wigan Athletic, with the 16-year-old midfielder successful in making the step up from Scotland's Under 16s to Scotland's Under 17s on Sunday when he started for his debut in a 1-0 victory against Russia.

Managed by former Latics winger Brian McLaughlin, Scotland grabbed the narrow victory courtesy of a goal from captain Jamie Hamilton.

Weir, who is in his first year as an apprentice in Latics' academy, made his first team debut in last season's Checkatrade Trophy against Accrington Stanley and is the club's youngest ever player at 15 years and 280 days. The midfielder also featured in the recent Carabao Cup Round One clash with Rotherham United as a second half substitute.

Jensen and his Scotland team mates will face Russia again on Tuesday at 8.00pm.


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