YOUTH football in Selkirk has been given a further boost this week with the invitation for two young players to attend training with Hibernian.

The Easter Road club scout the junior sections of clubs across the east coast in search of the next Bobby Johnstone, Eddie Turnbull or Lawrie Reilly.

This week Riley Lightfoot and Zander Wishart from Selkirk Juniors have been asked to take part in a six-week trial at the Hibernian Training Centre near East Mains.

The two 11-year-olds have played together for the past five years as part of Selkirk Junior Football Club's 2007 team.

And the club's head coach Ian Stephen is delighted with their progress.

He told us: "The 2007 team has come a long way together and some of them are now starting to get the rewards.

"Both boys will be kept grounded and they know that this is only the beginning of hopefully an exciting journey.

"As with the whole team both Zander and Riley have fantastic attitudes and workrate, and they play with a smile constantly."

The Hibernian invitation comes just a few weeks after another Yarrow Park junior, Alfie Lightfoot, being offered a place with Heart of Midlothian.

Ian added: "I'm very confident this won't be the last opportunity for a player at SJFC.

"We have a great set of kids of which the club are very proud.

"Whatever happens to Alfie, Zander and Riley, the club and town should be proud of all three boys."

Selkirk Junior Football Club operates teams for all ages at Yarrow Park - new players are always welcome.