Sanchez Watt says experience at Leeds United and Arsenal will prepare him for Indian pressure

The former Colchester United winger is playing for the Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League this month.

The Indian Super League gets underway this month with a litany of familiar faces set to feature in the competition once again. It is not just the marquee players such as Nicolas Anelka, Adrian Mutu and Roberto Carlos but lesser names perhaps best known for time in the lower reaches of the Premier League or in the Football League.

The likes of former Leeds defender Darren O’Dea, West Ham and Wolves man Roger Johnson and ex-Reading left-back Nicky Shorey just a few such names.

Another name to remember is Sanchez Watt.

Watt came through the ranks at Arsenal and had spells at Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday in his career.

This summer he left Colchester United and decided to make the move to join the Sachin Tendulkar-owned, Peter Taylor managed, Kerala Blasters.

He is set to play in front of some big crowds in India and is also considered one of his new team’s star players.

Some pressure for the lad, but he says his time at Leeds and Arsenal will have him prepared for such a burden.

He told The New Indian Express:

“I wanted to experience something new away from England — a whole new challenge. And the opportunity to work with a very experienced manager like Peter Taylor in India was very enticing,”

Watt will of course also hope that a good stint in India can help him find a new permanent home, whether in England or abroad.

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