Two-time ISL Champions ATK announced yesterday that the team has let go off Njazi Kuqi, Jussi Jaaskelainen and Augustin Fernandes and thanked them for their services towards the team. They have been replaced with former Bristol City player David Cotterill (winger), along with former player of Tampa Bay Rowdies Martin Paterson (striker) and former Delhi Dynamos goalkeeper Soram Poire.

Welsh ace David Cotterill is a versatile player who has a fantastic ability with the ball. Martin Paterson played for Port Vale in the EFL League One in 2016 and has also played as forward for Tampa Bay Rowdies. Goalkeeper Soram Poirei started his career with Shillong Lajong and has played for Bengaluru FC for I-League and Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League in 2016.

“It is an honour to play for ATK. Kolkata has hosted the biggest teams and players in the past and has a rich footballing history. To play for the two-time ISL champion is a challenge which I am excited to take on,” said Cotterill.

“I look forward to score goals for ATK and hopefully help the team in qualifying for the playoffs. We all know the pressure that comes for playing for the two-time ISL Champions. I hope to enthral my fans and deliver with my performances,” said Paterson.

“I am excited to once again play in Indian Super League under ATK this season. I will back my team with my support and qualities,” Poirei was quoted as saying.

“We are excited to have David, Martin and Soram on board with us. I hope we can integrate them quickly into our squad so that they can start firing for the rest of the season,” Teddy Sheringham said.