Hibernian have confirmed that youth team player David Paul has passed away.

The Edinburgh club have reported that the 18-year old midfielder died in the early hours of Sunday morning under no suspicious circumstances.

Hibs chairman Rod Petrie said: "Everyone at the club is deeply affected by this. David was a talented and promising young footballer, and a fine young man.

"Our thoughts - and the thoughts of the entire Hibernian community - are with his family at this dreadful and difficult time for them.

"Whilst we understand that people will wish to offer their support, we hope that the wishes of the family for privacy will be respected."

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