Last Updated: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:45
Stoke City are showing interest in NEC Nijmegen left-back Kevin Conboy after an aborted mission to watch Hannover's Mame Diouf.
The 26-year-old defender, who was sent off three times last season, was under scrutiny as his NEC side drew 1-1 at Heracles in the Dutch top flight.
Conboy is a hard-tackling Denmark international who was signed from Esbjerg in 2011 and is the most red-carded player in the Eredivisie in the last two seasons.
He also scored two goals last season, including a stunning free-kick into the top corner against AZ back in April.
There were rumours that a couple of leading Championship clubs were chasing his services in the summer, but Stoke are now sniffing around - only months after signing Netherlands international left-back Eric Pieters.
Stoke's European scout watched Conboy on Sunday, 24 hours after a wasted trip to Dortmund for Borussia's Bundesliga match against Hannover where striker target Diouf was to be monitored.
The 25-year-old ex-Manchester United striker was tipped to return from a thigh strain against Dortmund, but was not included in the match-day squad.
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