East Bengal signs Mumbai City forward Jackichand Singh on loan

Jackichand Singh in action for FC Goa

East Bengal has signed Indian international forward Jackichand Singh on loan from Mumbai City until the end of the 2021-22 Indian Super League season.

After signing for the Red and Gold Brigade, Singh said,

“I am absolutely thrilled to be back at East Bengal [now SC East Bengal]. I am thankful to the management for giving me this opportunity to return to this big club. I love the fans here and I can’t wait to take the field in red and gold colors.”

After starting his career with the Army Boys Academy, Singh signed for the Shillong-based football club Royal Wahingdoh and stayed with the club for six seasons. Till 2014, the forward scored 9 goals in 38 appearances in the I-League second division and was one of the key players for the club after their promotion to the I-League. Singh scored 5 goals in 18 appearances in the I-League impressing a number of clubs around the country.

In the inaugural season of the ISL, Jackichand played for Pune City and scored a solitary goal in 9 appearances before switching back to Salgaocar in the I-League where he scored 2 goals and provided 1 assist in 16 appearances.

In the 2015-16 ISL season, Singh signed for Mumbai City and scored a solitary goal in 8 appearances with most of those coming off the bench before a brief spell with East Bengal during the 2016-17 I-League season.

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The winger came of age when he represented Kerala Blasters in the 2017-18 ISL season enjoying good returns in the ISL scoring 2 goals and providing 3 assists in 16 appearances.

Goa signed the right-winger ahead of the 2018-19 ISL season and Singh repaid their faith with 9 goals and 7 assists in 40 ISL appearances. After brief spells with Jamshedpur and Mumbai City, the 29-year old is looking for more minutes of the field, and Robbie Fowler would ensure that the Manipur-born winger gets regular game time.