Milan Singh to join Shillong Lajong on a two-year deal

The Pailan Arrows skipper has subbed offers from several top clubs to join the north east side...

After having had an impressive season with Pailan Arrows, Milan Singh will be plying his trade in the north east for the next two years with Shillong Lajong.

“I have agreed to join Shillong Lajong for the next two years,” he informed Goal.

The Pailan Arrows skipper was in demand with several top clubs in the country vying for his prized signature. However he took the advice of Arthur Papas before making his mind up on the move to Lajong.

“I spoke to my coach at Pailan Arrows(Papas). I told him about the options I have – Mohun Bagan, Mohammedan Sporting and Churchill Brothers. He mentioned that going to Lajong will be good for me as I will get a chance to play there more often,” he explained.

“Also for many years, I have been away from home and hence I wanted a move back to the north east,” he added.

Milan, a central midfielder, is one of the players to have improved tremendously over the past year under the tutelage of Papas.

“Papas’ coaching is very good. Everything about him – the game style, planning and discipline is perfect. It’s good for Indian football that we have such good coaches. He has brought an improvement in the style of Pailan,” said the 21 year old.

“I have been with Arrows since its inception and in the first two years, I was under Desmond Bulpin and Sukhwinder Singh. Arthur is very different from those two. He would advice us on our personal life and how to live in the world outside and so on. That helped us immensely. He was more like a big brother than a coach,” he signed off.

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