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Mumbai City FC sign experienced midfielder Bradden Inman; Aussie says have unfinished business in the ISL

Mumbai, Sep 7: Ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Super League 2021-22, defending champions Mumbai City FC have signed up experienced Australian footballer Bradden Inman in their midfield squad. The Aussie midfielder has joined the club on a season-long contract until May 2022.

A product of English club Newcastle United's youth academy, Inman played his football for over 10 years in England, turning out for clubs like Crewe Alexandra, Peterborough United, and Rochdale AFC. In 2019, the Adelaide-born player returned down under to ply his trade for A-League club Brisbane Roar, where he scored four goals and provided five assists in 25 appearances in the 2019-20 season.

The 29-year-old midfielder joined the fellow ISL side ATK Mohun Bagan ahead of the 2020-21 campaign and was loaned out to Odisha FC during the January transfer window. He made a total of 13 appearances in the ISL 2020-21 season, registering a goal and two assists to his name.

After the conclusion of the ISL 2020/21 season, Inman signed a short-term deal with the A-League club Western United, where he made five appearances for them.

After getting signed up for Mumbai City Bradden Inman and lauded the team's clear goal and ambition to win trophies and be amongst the best of clubs in Asia.

Inman said, "I am pleased to join the defending champions Mumbai City FC. They have a clear goal and ambition about where they see themselves in the immediate, which is to win trophies and be one of the best clubs in Asia, and my goal will be to do my best in my bid to help the club achieve its objectives."

"It's been a wonderful experience so far, for me, to play in India, and I am really excited to have joined Mumbai City. I feel like I have unfinished business in the ISL and I can assure the Club and the fans of my hunger to win football games with my new family," he added further.

Mumbai City's Head Coach, Sergio Lobera also expressed his happiness after roping in the seasoned Aussie player who he believes will strengthen the team's attacking unit.

"We are delighted to have an experienced player like Bradden with us at Mumbai City. He's a quality player, and he is someone who will strengthen our attacking unit. His strong play-making skills will bring a lot of intensity and energy into the side. I am looking forward to working with him, and I am eager to see him make a difference for us on the pitch," said Lobera.

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Story first published: Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 15:44 [IST]
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