JENSEN Weir, son of former Rangers and Scotland defender David, has become Wigan Athletic's youngest ever player.

The 15-year-old midfielder came off the bench during the Latics' 4-0 defeat to Accrington Stanley in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday.

Wigan named a youthful side for the cup clash, with three players making their senior debuts.

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And Weir set a new club record when he replaced Will McGuffie with 21 minutes remaining, making his first team bow aged 15 years and 280 days.

The midfielder captains Scotland's Under-16 side and featured in the Victory Shield for his country last month. 

And youth coach Nick Chadwick was impressed with the youngster, telling Wigan Today: “Jensen’s a terrific talent, and the fact he was out there shows how much we think of him.

“He’s a level-headed boy, from a good family, and he’s earned his opportunity.

“He’s been terrific for us at Under-18 level, and he’s been terrific when he’s captained Scotland at Under-16 level.

“There’s some terrific work going on with Jensen, and the rest of the Under-16s at Christopher Park.

“The coaches there will be proud of him and I’m sure his family will be as well.”