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​Australian and Stoke defender Souttar wins League One Young Player gong

Harry Souttar is currently on a season long loan from Stoke City with League One Fleetwood and has been receiving rave reviews for his performances.

The 21-year-old Australia international has helped Fleetwood into promotion contention and also earned him individual recognition as the English Football League's Young Player of the Month for February.

Aside from his club ambitions, Souttar is also hoping to further his international prospects in the coming months, reports BBC Sport.

He was born in Aberdeen and his brother John, who plays for Hearts, has been capped three times by Scotland.

Their mother is Australian and Harry, who played for Scotland at youth level, accepted a call-up from the Socceroos last year.

He says he "received some criticism" for that decision, but insists his family are happy and proud to see him wearing green and gold.

Souttar scored twice in both of his first two international appearances against Nepal and Chinese Taipei in October.

More qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup are to come in March and June, followed by the Olympics in Tokyo - an event Souttar says he would love to be involved in if selected.

Ian Ferris
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