Amjad Iqbal signs for FC United of Manchester


By Zohaib Rashid:

FORMER Bradford City youngster Amjad Iqbal has signed for FC United of Manchester.

The 32-year-old utility man has battled hard to come back from a series of career-threatening injuries to get back on the football pitch.

And he could feature for FC United in their away trip to to Witton Albion in the FA Trophy this weekend.

And the Evostik North Premier side will be hoping to draw on Iqbal’s experience to help them climb up the table and challenge for promotion.

Iqbal has had a rich and varied career in non-league football, most notably with Farsley Celtic, where he achieved four promotions in five seasons to reach the Conference Premier, one division below League Two.

The inspirational player has also represented Pakistan. Iqbal was called up for his debut in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches with Iraq in October 2007 and has picked up 5 international caps in total.

Iqbal last played for Skrill North side Bradford Park Avenue, where he partnered up for a time with ex-Tranmere Rovers and Ferencvaros midfielder Adnan Ahmed.

Iqbal has suffered some dark days in football. The college lecturer has suffered a dislocated shoulder and two leg breaks in the last few years but has shown resilience and mental toughness to get back on the pitch.