By Khalis Rifhan
Former Singapore international John Wilkinson will make a trip to India at the end of this month, as he is set to join up with his new club, Indian league side Salgaocar FC.
Wilkinson was last seen turning out for S.League giants Home United in the 2012 season, but the midfielder was demoted to training with the Prime League squad after a fallout with South Korean coach Lee Lim Saeng midway through the season.
Speaking to Goal.com Singapore ahead of his journey, Wilkinson sounded full of enthusiasm and looked like he was all ready to go for his new adventure.
“I am really excited about the new club. I had spoken to one of my best teammate, Kenji Arai, about Goa and another friend of mine, Ryuji Sueoka, who played for Dempo and I am really looking forward to it,” he said.While the 2011 I-League and Cup champions are currently languishing at the bottom of the table, with their only win of the new season coming in November against Mumbai FC, the English-born player is unfazed by the challenge.
“It is going to be fun and lots of hard work as well. as Salgaocar are not in a great position at the moment. So I am really eager to go over and help drag the team up into a better position," he affirmed.
Wilkinson will be replacing Australian striker Sean Rooney after he was released by the Goa-based club following the ninth round of the I-League by coach David Booth.