The defender has prior experience of playing 12 seasons in the A-League.

East Bengal have announced the signing of experienced A-League defender Scott Neville on a season-long loan from Brisbane Roar ahead of the 2020-21 Hero Indian Super League season.

Mr. Prashant Bangur, Joint Managing Director, Shree Cement, thanked The Brisbane Roar Football Club for making this loan move for Scott Neville possible.

“We are glad to announce that the club has agreed on a season-long loan move for experienced A-League Defender Scott Neville, an Australian Citizen,” Mr. Prashant Bangur, Joint Managing Director, Shree Cement, said.

“Scott brings a lot of experience to us having played 12 consecutive seasons in the A-League with 200+ matches and also featured for the Australia U-23 team,” he added.

Scott Neville featured in almost every match for Brisbane Roar in the 2019-20 season missing out on only two matches. The 31-year old helped them to a fourth-place finish in the A-League and the team was in the A-League Final Series as well as (Playoffs).

Neville made 25 appearances in his maiden A-League season in Brisbane, bringing his tally to 223 matches spanning more than a decade.

“India presents a new challenge and I cannot wait to don the red and gold colours and take the field. There will always be massive expectations from us and I am aware of that. I can assure the fans that we will leave no stone unturned in our bid to strive for excellence. I would like to thank the Brisbane Roar Football Club also for making this move possible,” Neville said.

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