The 26-year-old has previously plied his trade with A-League clubs including Perth Glory and Sydney FC.

Odisha FC have announced that the club has secured the services of Australian centre-back Jacob Tratt ahead of the seventh edition of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL). The defender has penned down a one-year deal with the Bhubaneswar-based side on Friday.

26-year-old Tratt is a very talented defender who can play both as a right-back and centre-back. After his youth career at Sydney FC, he has been consistently playing in the Australian A-League and has represented Sydney FC, Sydney United, Wellington Phoenix, Sutherland Sharks and Perth Glory.

Odisha FC announced the signing of Jacob Tratt on social media

Welcoming the defender to OFC, Head Coach Mr. Stuart Baxter said, “We are pleased to secure Jacob’s signature. He is a physically strong player with good functional technique who can develop further. His attributes shall add to our defensive line and bolster our squad depth.”

After joining the club, Jacob Tratt expressed, “I am excited and grateful for this opportunity at Odisha FC. Looking forward to work with Coach Stuart Baxter in contributing to the success of the club in the upcoming season ahead.”

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Odisha FC have already brought in a horde of domestic players during the beginning of the transfer window including the likes of Samuel Lalmuanpuia, Kamaljit Singh, Isak Vanlalruatfela, Hendry Antonay, Saurabh Meher among others. Apart from those, the Juggernauts have also brought in foreign stars including Marcelinho and Diego Mauricio. With Jacob Tratt in, Odisha FC look to have bolstered their defence considering the Australian’s valuable experience in the A-League. It will be interesting to watch how the squad shapes up at the end of the transfer window as the club carries expectations of their huge number of fans going into the 2020-21 season.

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