Hibs’ versatile left back Lewis Stevenson joined an elite band of players last night when he made his 300th appearance for the Eater Road club.

The last player to achieve this feat was Pat McGinlay who made 374 appearances in two spells with the club between 1988 and 2000.

Other names include the great Gordon Smith, Lawrie Reilly, Willie Ormond, Eddie Turnbull, Pat Stanton, Jimmy O’Rourke, Arthur Duncan, Erich Schaedler, John Blackley, John Brownlie and Jackie MacNamara.

The popular Fifer was made captain for the night and next month could become the first Hibs’ player to win two major cups with the club.

He made his competitive debut in a Scottish League Cup tie against Ayr United in September 2005 but did not make his league debut until the opening game of the following season.

In 2007 as a 17 year-old, he was named man of the match when Hibs last won the CIS League Cup, beating Kilmarnock 5-1 in the final at Hampden Park.

He scored his first goal for the club in a 2-0 win over Inverness Caledonian Thistle in February 2011.

He has also won international honours with Scottish Schoolboys, Scotland Under 19s and Scotland Under 21s.

Photo by John Preece