ISL: ATK makes three new signings

ISL side ATK has roped in David Cotterill (winger), Martin Paterson (striker) and former Delhi Dynamos goalkeeper Soram Poirei.

ATK's next fixture is a trip to Pune, scheduled for Saturday.   -  File Photo

Two-time ISL champion ATK announced on Wednesday the team has let go off Njazi Kuqi, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Augustin Fernanades, and has roped in David Cotterill (winger), Martin Paterson (striker) and former Delhi Dynamos goalkeeper Soram Poirei.

The Welsh David Cotterill is a versatile player with fantastic ability on the ball, according to a press release from the club.

Martin Paterson has played for Port Vale in EFL League One in 2016 and for Tampa Bay Rowdies. Goalkeeper Soram Poirei started his career with Shillong Lajong and has played for Bengaluru FC for I-League and Delhi Dynamos in Indian Super League in 2016.

“It is an honour to play for ATK. Kolkata has hosted the biggest teams and players in the past and has a rich footballing history. To play for the two-time ISL champion is a challenge which I am excited to take on," David Cotterill was quoted as saying.

“I look forward to score goals for ATK and hopefully help the team in qualifying for the play-offs. We all know the pressure that comes for playing for the two -time ISL Champions. I hope to enthral my fans and deliver with my performances,” said Martin Paterson.

“I am excited to once again play in Indian Super League under ATK this season. I will back my team with my support and qualities,” said Soram Poirei.

“We are excited to have David, Martin and Soram on board with us. I hope we can integrate them quickly in our squad, so that they can start firing for the rest of the season,” head coach Teddy Sheringham declared.

  Dugout videos