Odisha FC signed English defender Steven Taylor

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Indian Super League (ISL)  side Odisha FC on Wednesday secured a high profile signing ahead of the new season. They roped in English defender Steven Taylor for a one year deal with an option to extend the contract for another year. He is the second player from A-League to join Odisha ahead of the new season after Aussie defender Jacob Tratt.

 

He has played for different clubs including Premier League side Newcastle United. He was the captain of New Zealand's Wellington Phoenix in Australian A-League before he joined Odisha FC. His towering presence in the defence helped Phoenix to third-spot finish last season. He said he had a fair idea about ISL, thanks to a number of A-League teammates who played in ISL.