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Reported Leeds United target George Stanger’s dad Tony used to manage Leeds Tykes rugby union side

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Reported Leeds United target George Stanger’s dad Tony used to manage Leeds Tykes rugby union side

Leeds United are reportedly keen on the New Zealand youth international.

According to a report from last week, Leeds United are interested in Hamilton defender George Stanger. The Glasgow Evening Times have suggested that Leeds United are ‘monitoring’ the progress of the player and are keen on a permanent deal for his services. Of course, no deal could yet be done for the player as the transfer window is closed.

Instead, it seems Stanger is set to be loaned out for regular first-team football but you can bet Leeds will continue to keep him in their sights wherever he is playing his football. 

If Leeds did manage to bring the defender to Elland Road it would continue a family tradition of sporting achievement in the West Yorkshire city. 

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The New Zealand under-23 international’s dad is former Scottish rugby union international Tony Stanger. 

 

The former British and Irish Lion played over 52 games for the Scottish national team and played club rugby with the likes of Edinburgh and Grenoble. 

He finished his career at Leeds Tykes and went on to manage the club from 2001-2004. Stanger had plenty of success with the Tykes, who went on to change their name to present-day incarnation Yorkshire Carnegie and remains a popular figure at the Headingley Rugby Stadium. 

So, if George goes to his dad for advice about where to play his football, Tony will hopefully have nothing but good things to say about playing sport in Leeds.

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