Odisha FC has roped in from NorthEast United FC’s defender Rakesh Pradhan on loan till the end of the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) season.

Pradhan started his I-League career with Shillong Lajong FC in the 2017-18 season.

NorthEast United FC signed footballer Pradhan in the sixth Indian Super League (ISL).

In ISL last year, the Assam-born footballer made 15 appearances for NorthEast United FC.

Odisha FC coach Stuart Baxter has welcomed Pradhan, who will play for his team on loan till the end of the ongoing season.

“Rakesh adds a little experience to our young squad. His natural left foot, quickness, and versatility will help to give us more balance,” coach Baxter said in an official statement.

Pradhan has expressed that he is “extremely delighted to be joining Odisha FC for the remaining games of the season”.

A media report quoted Pradhan as saying that he will try to give his “best for the team and looking forward to a very good association with my teammates and everyone at Odisha FC”.

Odisha FC has won one match in the ongoing seventh season of the Indian Super League.

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