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FC Pune City signs England's Matthew Mills

141   //    21 Aug 2018, 15:10 IST

Pune, Aug 21 (PTI)Indian Super League (ISL) club FC Pune City has signed English centre back Matthew Mills to strengthen their defence for the 2018-19 season.

The club announced today his inclusion in the team through a media release.

FC Pune City CEOGaurav Modwelsaid,"Matthew comes with a lot of experience, having played so many seasons in England. That's a big boost for our existing team, especially for young players in the team."

Mills started his career with Swindon Town before joining Southampton in 2003. He then went on to play for Coventry City and Bournemouth.

In 2006, he signed a contract with Manchester City and made his debut against Chelsea in March 2006.

In 2008, Mills joined Doncaster Rover, making 41 appearances in his first full season of 2008-09 and later moved to Reading Football Club, leading the team in the 2011 Championship play-off.

Mills then went to Leicester City followed by a move to Bolton Wanderers, making 87 appearances before moving to Nottingham Forest.

He also represented England U-19 and helped the team qualify for the European U-19 Championship in March 2005.

FC Pune City head coachMiguel Angel Portugalsaid, "Matthew is a player of great calibre and with his experience adds a lot of value to our defence line.

"He will bring a lot of leadership in our backline and gives options to the team since it's going to be a long season this time around."

Mills said, "The club's ambition to reach new heights maintaining a healthy balance between young and experienced players is a refreshing and exciting prospect

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