Football: Sarpreet Singh scores both goals in Bayern Munich II victory

Sarpreet Singh continues to stake a claim for a spot in Bayern Munich's first team, scoring both goals in a 2-1 win for Bayern Munich II over FC Magdeburg.

Singh made a big impression during his limited appearances for the German club during their pre-season, after signing a three-year deal in July.  

The former Wellington Phoenix star did enough to earn a place in Bayern's Champions League squad, but is yet to earn a appearance for the first team. 

That's despite Singh playing a starring role for the Bayern second-stringers in the third tier of German football. 

Singh's two goals against FC Magdeburg will do his first-team chances no harm as managerless Bayern look to kick-start their Bundesliga campaign.

The European giants are currently four points adrift of Monchengladbach, and fired manager Niko Kovac last week. 

Singh's first goal on Monday morning (NZT) was a powerful right-footed drive from outside the box.

His second was just as good - calmly slotting past the keeper to end a quick counter-attack from Bayern II.

The All Whites international has now scored four goals and made five assists in 11 games for Bayern II this season, and was selected in Danny Hay's first national squad for friendlies against Lithuania and Ireland later this month. 

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been linked with the vacancy at Allianz Arena.