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ISL: Jamshedpur FC set to rope in ex-Motherwell FC captain Peter Hartley

ISL: Jamshedpur FC set to rope in ex-Motherwell FC captain Peter Hartley


Published: 20 Aug 2020 11:20 AM GMT

Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Jamshedpur FC are set to secure the services of English defender Peter Hartley for the upcoming season.

Hartley, 32, has been playing for Scottish Premiership side Motherwell FC for the past three seasons. Initially he had joined on a loan deal but the club soon acquired him on a permanent basis and named him captain. Last season, Motherwell had their best campaign in recent times.

Under Hartley’s captainship, Motherwell finished third after the final table was calculated on a points per game basis with the season being cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, though, the pandemic also meant that the club took a massive financial hit. So much so, they were unable to offer him a new contract.

“I want to be working in an ambitious environment. That’s something I thrive off. When I was at Motherwell for three years I was excited every day to go to work. I don’t want to lose that excitement so I am just waiting and hopefully this will blow over soon and doors will start to open,” Hartley was quoted saying after leaving Motherwell.

Jamshedpur, although a bit late to the party, seem to be going about their transfer business with astuteness. After roping in Owen Coyle as the head coach, they acted quickly to seal the signing of Nerijus Valski. Hartley has agreed terms as well and is all set to come on board. Will the Red Miners be the dark horses in season VII?

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