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Subrata Paul joins SC East Bengal; Hyderabad FC signs Sankar Roy in a swap deal

Subrata Paul showboating with the football

SC East Bengal has signed Subrata Pal on loan for the remainder of the 2020-21 Indian Super League season with Sankar Roy joining Hyderabad FC in a swap deal.

The seasoned Indian International goalkeeper played for ‘the Reds and the Golds’ during the 2008-09 I-League season and is delighted to join the Kolkata giants and said, 

“I can’t explain how happy and overwhelmed I am to be back at SC East Bengal. I know the weight and meaning of the red and gold colors and I consider myself very lucky and blessed to be a part of SC East Bengal. I cannot wait to get on the pitch and help them shine. I am looking forward to catching up with my fellow teammates and helping the club in every way possible.”

East Bengal head coach Robbie Fowler is also happy to bag an experienced goalkeeper to support Debjit Majumder and make the competition fiercer in goal at the club. He said, 

“Subrata is vastly experienced and has been doing an amazing job between the sticks for a long time now. His signing bolsters our goalkeeping options. Subrata’s wealth of experience will also help the other keepers around.”

The 34-year old goalkeeper has made 6 appearances in the ongoing ISL season and has kept 2 clean sheets for the Nizams. He would be looking to add to both the numbers in the coming days and usurp Majumder from the clear No.1 position he currently holds at the legendary club.

The Arjuna Awardee winner has 91 appearances in the entirety of his ISL career and has represented clubs like Mumbai City FC, NorthEast United FC, Jamshedpur FC, and Hyderabad FC keeping 28 clean sheets in total.

Sankar Roy joins Hyderabad FC

With Pal joining East Bengal, ISL club Hyderabad FC has signed Sankar Roy in a swap deal that lasts till the end of the 2020-21 ISL season.

The 25-year old goalkeeper is expected to take on the No.1 goal as Laxmikant Kattimani has looked vulnerable behind the back-four of Asish Rai, Odei Onaindia, Chinglesena Singh, and Akash Mishra.

Roy is delighted to start a new life at his new club and said, 

“I feel great to be a part of Hyderabad FC. They are a very good team and have done really well in the ISL this season. I can’t wait to meet my team-mates, talk to the coach and start training with my new club. I would like to thank them for this opportunity and I hope to help them for the rest of the season.”

The young custodian has represented all three Kolkata giants in Mohun Bagan, Mohammedan SC, and SC East Bengal and would be looking forward to representing the Nizams in the ongoing ISL season.