A PROMISING footballer from Peeblesshire has continued his impressive journey by making his international debut.

Fifteen-year-old Josh Landers, who attends Peebles High School, currently plays at youth level for Hibernian.

And last month the striker got called up to the Scotland under-16s squad for a week-long camp in Spain, which included two friendlies against Denmark.

“It was a good experience, making my international debut,” said Josh.

“I’ve been playing since I was a wee boy.

“Hopefully I get my grades this year then I’ll be offered a professional contract when I leave school.”

As well as his success at national level, Josh has been praised by Hibernian under-18s coach Gareth Evans.

The Peebles pupil has been a regular for the under-18s this season.

Speaking on the club’s website following the team’s match against St Mirren on August 26, Evans said: “Josh is playing regularly now in under-18s football with a 2007 birthday, which means he has another three years at this level.

“We try and promote players as early as we can to play at the best level that they can and hopefully that has helped Josh get into the Scotland squad and this experience does help him when he goes away with the national team.”

Josh was part of the Hibs under-18 squad which faced Norway’s Molde FK on October 5 which saw the side progress in the UEFA Youth League.