The defender has previously played in the I-League and comes with a lot of experience.

RoundGlass Punjab FC have announced the signing of Gurtej Singh on a one-year contract. The defender returns to his home town of Punjab after playing for Mohammedan SC on loan last season. The former SC East Bengal player moves permanently to the I-League after a topsy-turvy experience in the Indian Super League.

The Punjab-based outfit has been very active in the market. They recently announced the signing of Robin Singh and Rino Anto as well. Gurtej Singh’s arrival will help the outfit strengthen their defence and aim for challenging for the title next season.

Gurtej Singh: an experienced defender

The center-back started his senior career with Pailan Arrows in 2011. He then moved to Churchill Brothers in 2012 and signe for Bengaluru FC in 2013. Fateh Hyderabad FC signed Gurtej Singh in 2016 after which he moved FC Pune City in 2017 to finally play in the ISL. 

The defender transitioned to Hyderabad FC and then signed for SC East Bengal ahead of the 2020/21 season. He did not make an appearance for the Red & Gold Brigade and signed for Mohammedan SC on loan.

He made six appearances for the Kolkata-based club and recorded 271 minutes of football. Gurtej has won the I-League on two occasions before. He won it initially with Churchill Brothers in 2013 and then with Bengaluru FC in 2014.

RoundGlass Punjab FC on a roll

As mentioned earlier, RGPFC are busy in the transfer market. They have announced three players in three days starting with Robin Singh, followed by Rino Anto and now Gurtej Singh. The club appointed Ashley Westwood as the new head-coach and the boss is identifying players to improve next season.

Apart from these three experienced domestic players, the outfit has also brought in Shankar Sampingiraj and Kean Lewis. RGPFC are clearly aiming to challenge for the title and are bringing in players who know what it takes to lift the I-League trophy.

Gurtej Singh is a strong figure and tough to navigate around. He will be the senior-most figure in the defensive department. Young players like Bikash Yumnam will certainly have a lot to learn from the experienced stalwart.

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