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FC Edmonton signs English-Indian fullback Netan Sansara

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FC Edmonton have found the player who will likely fill the left back hole that was created by the departure of Adam Eckersley.

The team announced the signing of English-Indian left back Netan Sansara, Thursday.  Sansara played with Norwegian side Fredrikstad from 2014 till the end of the 2016.

He was the captain of Fredrikstad, arguably the second biggest club in Norway the last three seasons,” FCE coach Colin Miller said in a release. “That tells me that there are leadership qualities there for Netan. He is a left fullback and he is one that will solidify our back line.”

Sansara has also played in Denmark, Cyprus and at several lower-division English sides. He came up through Walsall FC’s youth ranks.

Sansara represented England at the U18 and U19 level, where he teamed with the likes of Theo Walcott and Daniel Sturridge, but has recently been with the Indian national side for camps.

Sansara is the first new player for the 2017 season to be unveiled, though we should expect announcements on two or three more players soon. The Eddies will be on the pitch to open training camp on Feb. 15; their first game of the season is at Jacksonville April 2.

Sansara is flying into Edmonton Thursday, and should arrive later in the day.

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