Ipoh: Bereaved midfielder Manpreet Singh is all set to rejoin Indian team in Malaysia ahead of their Azlan Shah Cup encounter against Canada.

The news of the sudden demise of his father had forced Manpreet to return to India only a few hours before India’s opening encounter against Japan.

Manpreet will now be available for the next game and his return to the squad is expected to bring stability to the team.

“I have done my duties here, and I am thankful to the team and everyone involved for supporting me in this time,” Manpreet said after joining the team.

India beat Japan 2-1 in their opening outing, but suffered a 1-5 thrashing by World champions Australia in their last encounter.