ISL club Jamshedpur FC has signed 32-year-old defender Peter Harley. The Englishman has joined Owen Coyle’s side for the Indian Super League 2020-21 season.
Harley comes at the back of a highly successful season with Motherwell FC in the Scottish Premiership. He captained the team to a 3rd place finish in the league. Motherwell FC finished only behind Scottish legacy teams – Celtic and Rangers. The defender helped his side to qualify for the UEFA Europa League 2020-21.
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The former @MotherwellFC captain, @peterhartley88 signs for Jamshedpur! 💪
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Hartley said after joining Jamshedpur FC: “I’m honoured to be given an opportunity to sign for Jamshedpur, a club with ambition to win. I certainly didn’t have to think twice about playing for Owen Coyle, a manager held in high regard. I promise to give 110% every single day in order to bring success and silverware to the Jamshedpur supporters. At every club that I have played for, my goal has always been to add glory to my jersey number till the day I depart.”.
Peter Hartley is a Sunderland AFC academy product. He has played 418 matches till now in his stellar career since his senior team debut in 2007. He has helped his team to keep 122 clean sheets and has scored 37 goals.
Owen Coyle said: “Hartley is a massive signing for us. He brings in so much experience from playing in the English leagues and the Scottish Premiership. He is a central defender with great capability and a born leader. He is a fighter who is mentally strong and a fierce competitor. Hartley hates conceding goals and that’s the attitude I need from my center-back.”.
Peter Hartley will hope to repeat his success with Jamshedpur FC in ISL as well. He will wear the No 29 shirt at Jamshedpur.
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