New Zealand U-23 defender draws interest from Scottish Championship clubs

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OlyWhites defender George Stanger could be on the move again as Scottish Championship sides Dundee and Partick Thistle are reported to want to sign him.

Stanger (22) has already played for seven Scottish clubs since starting his professional career with Hamilton Academical in 2018.

He’s currently on the books of League One play-off hopefuls Alloa Athletic where impressive performances are reportedly drawing interest from the two clubs in the tier above.

According to Scotland’s Daily Record:

“Stanger could even find himself at the Premiership table next season, should either of his interested parties fulfil their ambitions of promotion come the spring. Dundee are in the title mix under Gary Bowyer.”

The New Zealand U-20 and U-23 international is the son of former Scotland rugby winger Tony Stanger but qualifies to play for New Zealand through his Auckland-born mother, Bid.

He played for Academicals, Stirling Albion, East Kilbride and Forfar Athletic before joining University of Sterling, and then heading to Alloa Athletic.

Stanger played for the Olywhites at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 when the side were knocked out at the quarter-finals stage, after a penalty shootout with Japan.

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