Calcutta boy Chirag Paul joins Nottingham Forest

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New Delhi, Jul 3 (UNI) Calcutta boy Chirag Paul has signed a 1,500 pound-a-week contract with second tier English club Nottingham Forest.

Chirag is likely to play four to five matches for the reserve team of the first division club during the start of the season and then switch to first-team action, according to indications received by Chirag from club manager Colin Calderwood.

He becomes the first Indian to reach as far as the second tier of English professional football.

Bhaichung Bhutia, the biggest name in Indian football, played for Second Division outfit Bury FC a few years ago.

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