Panaji, Nov 19 (PTI) Liverpool legend and SC East Bengal head coach Robbie Fowler has actually included forensic psychologist Nicola McCalliog to team’s support personnel, just a week ahead of their high pressure derby versus arch-rivals ATK Mohun Bagan.

Nicola’s addition makes it an eight-member strong backroom personnel for Fowler who likewise has a set piece coach– Terence McPhillips– a first for an Indian club.

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Nicola is based in the UK and carries out virtual sessions for the team and is anticipated to join the side, ought to they make the playoffs.

The clash versus Mojun Bagan will kick-start the season for the Fowler-coached side.

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” I am working with the players to understand who they are, their story up until now and what drives and encourages them. I support the manager and the staff in how to get the finest out of the player on and off the pitch,” Nicola, who has operated in psychology for over 15 years in forensics for the federal government and in elite sport, said.

As an experienced captive mediator, Nicola will be using military techniques around mental preparation, breathing, visualisation and resilience.

” I see the cravings to win in the eyes of the players and I understand that they will offer whatever. It is all about developing a positive and winning mentality individually and jointly as a team,” she stated.

Nicola is already impressed with the 30-member red-and-gold brigade and she hoped the group would make history by winning the ISL.

” I can see and feel a solid team spirit structure. It’s all about making history and winning the ISL with the great club that is SC East Bengal for the fans, club, players, group and neighborhood.”

Nicola is currently part of the gamer well-being team as an expert for several leading Premier League football clubs and Fowler’s Education and Football Academy.

“I have actually been fortunate to work in some excellent groups in my profession up until now and I sense that the manager and our group is developing something unique at SC East Bengal.

“I can not wait to come out to India for the play-offs to be with the group,” she concluded.