England and Scotland in tug-of-war for League One wonderkid

England and Scotland in tug-of-war for League One wonderkid

YOUNG Wigan striker Josh Stones is in a tug-of-war between England and Scotland.

Leeds-born Stones, 19, has played for England schoolboys — but he also qualifies for Scotland through his grandmother.

Ken Macpherson – Commissioned by The Sun GlasgowJosh Stones is wanted by both England and Scotland[/caption]

Stones started his career with Yorkshire outfit Guiseley and joined Wigan in the summer of 2022.

The youngster spent a loan spell with Ross County for the second half of last season.

During his stint in Scotland, he went on to make six appearances for the club however, he failed to score.

Stones did enough to impress Wigan, however, as he was handed a fresh three-year contract in the summer.

This season he has managed to break into the Wigan first team and has made two appearances for the club.

Stones even bagged his first goal for the Latics during a substitute appearance in the EFL Cup.

After signing his new deal, club manager Shaun Maloney admitted that the striker has impressed staff with his “personality and intensity”.

He said: “He has had a slightly different journey than other players in our Academy, but he’s impressed me greatly with his personality and the intensity that he brings each day.


“Josh has been training with the first team since the start of pre-season and I am excited to see his development this season.

“He knows that if he continues to work hard both on and off the field, he will get opportunities within our team.”

Stones is not the only player that is at the heart of a tug of war between England Scotland.

Newcastle’s Elliot Anderson and Harvey Barnes are two players that could feature for both.

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