Video: Son of Sheffield Wednesday hero David Hirst on target for under-21s

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George Hirst netted for Sheffield Wednesday's under-21 side.

George Hirst showed his footballing talent runs in the family, by netting for Sheffield Wednesday's under-21 side earlier this week.

The teenager is just 16 yet is already playing for the Owls' under-21 squad regularly, suggesting he may have a chance of emulating his famous father.

George is the son of Sheffield Wednesday legend David Hirst, who starred for the club in the Premier League and even represented England.

David Hirst played almost 300 times for the Yorkshire side, netting more than 100 goals.

His son George is showing he has the same clinical finishing streak, scoring in the 3-2 loss to Hull City on Monday.

Sheffield Wednesday are looking for a striker, having failed to bring in a big name during the transfer window, and long term it would be incredible to see Hirst break through and make his name.

With Tyler Walker, the son of former Owls defender Des Walker already featuring up front for Nottingham Forest, the Championship appears to be getting a belated mix of nostalgia and future potential rolled into one.

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