ATK rope in Scottish Pearson, Spaniards Castro and Zurera

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Kolkata, June 29: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Atletico de Kolkata on Wednesday announced it has roped in Scottish midfielder Stephen Paul Pearson and two Spaniards -- goalkeeper Daniel 'Dani' Mallo Castro and centre-back Pablo Jose Gallardo Zurera -- for the upcoming season.

Commonly known as 'Pearo', the 33-year-old Pearson plays for Scottish Premiership club Motherwell FC, and had represented Kerala Blasters in the inaugural season of the ISL.

Atletico de Kolkata players practicing

Castro turns out for Albacete Balompie, while Zurera (30) currently plays for Hong Kong outfit Dreams Metro Gallery FC.

The 36-year-old Castro has donned the jersey of Spanish outfit Deportivo de La Corua, and later joined Portugal's SC Braga for the 2006-07 season.

"While developing the nucleus of the team this year the team management has rightly retained some seasoned performers and now invested on three exciting talents. We are slowly building the side with the right combinations," ATK head coach Jose Molina said.

With the three fresh recruits, ATK now have seven foreigners in their side.

IANS

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