Eric Brown, the highest scoring midfielder in the recently concluded I-League announced that he will be plying his trade at United Sports Club for another year.
"The atmosphere here in this club is good, even though financial problems are there. The club officials are all good and they are really trying their best for the club. I had a good season here and I thought it's good that I complete my one year contract that I have left here.
“I think it will help me gain more confidence before deciding on my future," the Liberian told Goal.
The highest scorer of the Purple Brigade in this year's league is planning to head home for a holiday on Tuesday and will return once the pre-season practice sessions begin.
With a number of players already finding their way out, United Sports are in danger of facing a mass exodus. Brown however, isn’t perturbed and stressed that quality players will join the squad.
"Well I think the team will keep on fighting, as players who will join for the next season already know the club's financial status at the moment. If they are coming to play with one mind like us, then it will help the team a lot. I just hope we get a sponsor a bit sooner before the new season begins," he remarked.
"The atmosphere in the dressing room was always good. We always tried to encourage each other to play well for a better future ahead. We had put money issues aside because we knew the problem already existed." he further added.
The Liberian mentioned that his brace against Churchill Brothers was the most satisfying one as it helped ensure the club kept out of relegation danger.
"My best moment of the season was when I scored the two goals against Churchill Brothers in Goa to save our club from relegation. I felt so good and was happy with my work," he stated.
When asked about the defenders he found most difficult to deal with, Brown named three Indian defenders in his choice of four.
“Anwar Ali (Mumbai FC), Minchol Son (Shillong Lajong), Dharmaraj Ravanan (Churchill Brothers) and Anas Edathodika (Pune FC) are the best I have played against this year," he said.
The former ONGC midfielder was pleased to be part of the Goal's I-League team of the season.
"I'm very happy. It's an honour to be selected in the team of the season . It's a great feeling and I feel proud of my work I have done with my team so far," he signed off.