The shot-stopper could only manage to feature in six games last season.

Indian Super League outfit Hyderabad FC have handed a one-year contract extension to experienced custodian Laxmikant Kattimani. The goalkeeper has decided to stay at the club till the end of next season, despite making only six appearances in the last campaign where he was the second-choice to Kamaljit Singh between the posts.

Hyderabad FC had a horrid season last time out, as they finished at the bottom of the table. Kamaljit struggled to get going which allowed Kattimani to feature in his place. The 31-year-old continued the run, conceding 13 goals in six games and registering 24 saves in the same period. Kattimani wasn’t at his best, but the weak defence did not make things easier for the experienced custodian.

“I am really happy to extend my stay with Hyderabad FC. I am very grateful for the faith shown in me by the management. I think towards the end of last season, we showed a lot of improvement as a team. There was a change of approach and I hope that we can build on that in the upcoming season. The fans have been great in our debut season and I hope they will keep supporting us,” Laxmikant said in a statement on Saturday.

With Albert Roca leading the side for next season, one can expect a lot from the rebranded outfit.

The former FC Goa custodian joins the likes of Mohammad Yasir, Adil Khan, Abhishek Halder, Ashish Rai, Nikhil Poojary and Dimple Bhagat, who have already penned new contracts and have extended their stay at Hyderabad FC.

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