Bhutia all set for comeback

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:53 IST

India's football captain Baichung Bhutia has returned from Sikkim after a two-month break and is looking to -sign with his club East Bengal.

Bhutia all set for comeback

Kolkata:

India's football captain Baichung Bhutia has returned from Sikkim after a two-month break and is looking to re-sign with his club East Bengal. He missed India's tour of Pakistan in June after being diagnosed with thyroid problems earlier this year and was recuperating in his hometown. But Bhutia says he has recovered now and is raring to go. "Initially, I had fallen ill and gone to Sikkim to recover for about two months. The weather was nice, so was the food, and I was looked after well. I have only come back now because I am fit now and raring to go," Bhutia said. Special training regime The club's British trainer Peter McKnight has said he may chart out a special training regime for Baichung. This has, perhaps, been prompted by the club's coach Subhash Bhowmick who saw his team finish third in the National Football League due to the star striker's absence. "I think Subhash Bhowmick is brilliant. He is really good. He does get angry sometimes, but on the whole I think he has done a lot for the club," Bhutia said. The red-and gold brigade will look to clinch a long-term deal with Bhutia. But the striker with the golden boot will have to bring them better returns than last season, when he hit the back of the net just nine times.

Topics : Football
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