There will be a minute’s applause ahead of Saturday’s match against Alloa Athletic at Easter Road to enable supporters to celebrate the life of former wing half John Baxter who sadly passed away this week aged 78.

Signed from Benburb in 1955, Baxter made his first team debut against Aberdeen in September 1957 and was capped at Scotland under-23 level in 1958.

That year he played in the Scottish Cup Final against Clyde and also featured in the epic Fair’s Cup quarter final triumph over Barcelona.

During his nine years at the club he recorded 307 appearances; scoring 32 goals before leaving to join Falkirk in June 1966. He later played for Clydebank before retiring from the game.

A statement on the club website reads: “Hibernian are saddened to learn that former player John Baxter has passed away.

“Everybody associated with the club would like to express our deepest condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.

“A much loved member of the Hibernian family, he will be missed, but his memory marches on.”