Hibs legend Lewis Stevenson has signed a one-year extension to his Easter Road contract to continue his incredible stint with the Cabbage – and he admits he would “love” to finish his career as a Hibs player.
Stevenson – the only Hibs player to have won the League Cup and Scottish Cup – has made 519 appearances for Jack Ross’ side and confessed that signing a new deal was a “no-brainer” for him.
The left-back site fourth in the all-time appearances list for Hibs, behind Pat Stanton (617), Arthur Duncan (626) and Gordon Smith (636), and with his contract running until 2023 now, Stevenson will be looking to try and close the gap to the Easter Road icons.
“I think everyone knows how much this club means to me, so it was a no-brainer to extend my contract by another year,” Stevenson said.
“I never imagined I’d make this many appearances for Hibs, but I’m now at the stage where I’m looking at the quality of my performances rather than the quantity.
“I still feel really good, as good as I ever have, and for the games I do play, I want to do my best.
“I would love to play my whole career at Hibs, and I still think I’ve got a lot to give on and off the pitch. I want to continue having success at this football club.”
Manager Jack Ross is happy to see Stevenson sign a new deal with Hibs, hailing him as the “perfect role model” for young players coming through at Easter Road.
While Stevenson faces competition from Josh Doig for a starting place, Ross thinks the veteran is a “real delight” to work with as he discussed his new deal.
“Making over 500 appearances for a football club is almost unheard of in the modern game, but that’s testament to Lewis’ hard-work, attitude, and desire,” said Ross.
“For any young player coming through, Lewis is the perfect role model. The way he has performed for this football club on a consistent basis is outstanding and a real testament to his passion to achieve for Hibernian.
“His fitness levels, love for the game, and drive to help this team have never wavered and he’s a real delight to work with.”
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