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ISL 2020-21: East Bengal’s new signing Bright Enobakhare expected to start training

ISL 2020-21: East Bengal’s new signing Bright Enobakhare expected to start training

The Bridge Desk

Published: 27 Dec 2020 5:23 AM GMT

Indian Super League (ISL) new boys SC East Bengal are still looking for the first win of the season. The Red and Golds’ disappointing run has largely been due to their strikers’ inefficiency in front of goal, something that the team management is set to address with the signing of Bright Enobakhare.

While the signing can only be completed once the January transfer window opens, East Bengal have already set the ball rolling. Enobakhare, having agreed a deal earlier this month, travelled to Goa a few days back and is set to complete his mandatory quarantine. In fact, as per several reports, the Nigerian forward will start training under Robbie Fowler with the rest of the team from Sunday itself.

The 22-year-old, who has represented Wolverhampton Wolves in the English Championship, and also played for Coventry City and Wigan Athletic, is expected to be ready to take the field in East Bengal’s next match on 3rd January, 2021 against Odisha FC.

Enobakhare’s arrival will be a big boost for Fowler, who has repeatedly criticised his squad and Indian players, describing his team as an ‘I-League team’. Indeed, the likes of Balwant Singh and Jeje Lalpekhlua have been misfiring while Australian striker Aaron Amadi-Holloway is yet to make a mark.

After the 2-2 draw against Chennaiyin FC on Saturday, Fowler once again spoke about the squad. He said, “We are massively behind. People need to understand where we are as a club. Whether people like it or not we were built for the I-League. Give us some credit for showing a lot of fight.”

Also read:ISL 2020-21: SC East Bengal are good enough, but do they know that yet?

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