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17-year-old goes from YouTube team to making EFL debut

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17-year-old goes from YouTube team to making EFL debut

The phenomenon of YouTube has grown far beyond the expectations of many, with it becoming one of the main players in the world of media.

There are now legitimate celebrities in their own right that have come from the platform and it is now making its way into the world of sport, with teams and individuals gaining notoriety and even fan bases from YouTube.

The most prominent example of such a scenario is Hashtag United, who have now become a semi-professional football club, even starting their own youth academy side off the back of it. With 430,000 subscribers, they have arguably a bigger following than any other side in non-league.

With such exposure, there’s always the chance that one of their players could get picked up by a club at a higher level and that has proven to be the case for 17-year-old Scott Pollock, who this weekend made his debut for Northampton Town.

Pollock spent time playing for Hashtag United between 2017-18 before signing a two-year scholarship with Northampton in the summer of 2018. Following a short loan spell away from Sixfields at St Neots Town, the teenager was brought back into the fold to feature in the first team.

The 2001-born midfielder has already achieved a lot in his young career, having also played in a charity game at Wembley Stadium alongside the likes of Steven Gerrard, Emile Heskey and David James.