Airdrieonians look set to miss out on Harris O’Connor as the youngster snubs interest from Sunderland for English Championship club Stoke City (Lanarkshire Live).

O’Connor has spent time on trial at Airdrieonians this summer ahead of the cinch League One and Premier Sports Cup campaigns. Sunderland and Watford are said to be keen but Stoke City interest has turned O’Connor’s head.

The Championship club look to have beaten Sunderland to O’Connor. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

The 19-year-old will head south of the border for a trial with Michael O’Neill’s side. O’Connor is a free agent after leaving Rangers earlier this summer.

 

Ian Murray’s team had given him the chance to train with the senior Airdrie side but his future looks to be elsewhere as Premier League, Championship and League One teams in England monitor his situation. Sunderland and Watford interest is tempting, however, Stoke City look to be defender O’Connor’s preferred choice.

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