Indian Super League giant, SC East Bengal has roped in a new goalkeeper on loan. Veteran Indian goalkeeper, Subrata Pal has made a switch from Hyderabad FC to SCEB for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.

To date, Pal could only play six games, including a couple of clean sheets, with Hyderabad, having been associated with the side since before the season. Furthermore, this would also be his second stint with SCEB, having previously played between 2007-09.

"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 colours 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 help the club in every way possible," he said after being roped in, notes SCEB in an official statement.

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"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," reckoned SCEB boss, Robbie Fowler.

Bobby Mimms, club goalkeeping coach, was wary of Pal's wealth of experience, which would be useful for the side. "We all know his experience and the quality that he has got. I have worked with him before at Jamshedpur FC and I know what he can bring to the squad. So, hopefully, he is ready to compete with Debjit (Majumder) for the first team place," he considered.

As for Pal's performance in the IPL, he has previously also played for clubs like Mumbai City FC, NorthEast United and Jamshedpur FC. In 91 matches, he has 28 clean sheets to his name.