Could George Hirst Follow in his Fathers Footsteps at Sheffield Wednesday and become an England international.
George Hirst and Sheffield Wednesday have just won the Professional Development League Division 2 North leagues following a 3-1 win over Hull City Under-23’s.
A first-half brace from Hirst saw him finish the 2016-17 season with a 36 goals for club and country.
George is the son of former Sheffield Wednesday forward David Hurst. David played in the Premier League with The Owls, scoring 106 goals and winning the League Cup in 1991.
Manchester United famously had a £3 million bid turned down for David and instead bought Eric Cantona. He also held the record for the fastest recorded shot, hitting the bar at 114 mph against Arsenal at Highbury in September 1996
George is looking to repeat his Dad’s achievements and looks to be on the right track, making his senior debut in for Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup at Cambridge United, coming on as a substitute in their loss at Reading.
His goalscoring form this season was enough to earn him his first international caps for England at Under-17 and Under-18’s level. Scoring two goals against Germany Under-17’s in his second game, he then went on to scored 5 goals in 6 games for England Under-18’s.
The teenager’s superb strike rate this season has seen him linked with a number of big name clubs. Premier League Everton have been rumoured to be monitoring Hirst’s progress.
Hirst has been tipped for a bright future by the Owls’ coaching staff, including head coach Carlos Carvalhal might get his chance to be a hero as Sheffield Wednesday look to return to the Premier League via the play offs.
Only time will tell if George will become a Sheffield Wednesday star of the future but he has all the attributes to do it……..