Interest mounts in former Stoke youngster Curtis Strong

HITC Sport understands a number of clubs are tracking former Stoke youngster.

A host of Football League clubs are keeping tabs on Tamworth defender Curtis Strong, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Strong has been earning rave reviews for National League North side Tamworth this season after a number of eye-catching performances.

The 19-year-old joined Tamworth last summer after six years at Premier League side Stoke City.

The left-back was a product of the Wrexham youth system and his progress brought him to the attention of Stoke who signed Strong at the age of 13.

Strong was a regular in Stoke's Under-21s side, but he never broke into the first-team at the Britannia Stadium.

The Wales youth international is rebuilding his career at Tamworth and he has become a regular in the side since November.

Strong's emergence at Tamworth has not gone unnoticed by clubs higher up the pyramid with scouts from the Football League flocking to Tamworth in recent months to cast an eye over him.

Tamworth are bracing themselves for interest in the attacking full-back and are unlikely to stand in his way if a club higher up the leagues comes calling for him.

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