BBC Sport football


Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 16:43 GMT, Friday, 5 December 2008

Grimsby sign striker Akpa Akpro

Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro
Akpa Akpro had a spell in France's top division with Toulouse

Grimsby Town have signed striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro after he impressed during a spell on trial.

The Frenchman, 23, played for the Mariners in their reserves' 2-1 win over Bradford City on Wednesday.

Boss Mike Newell told the club's website: "He's played around 40 games in the French league and he wants to play in this country."

Akpa Akpro, who has played for Belgian side FC Brussels and Toulouse in France, has signed an 18-month deal.

Newell added: "He had a great attitude [on trial], he had a real go.

"He's got good ability, a bit of pace, good in the air and I certainly think he could be better than this division."

Print Sponsor

see also

related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.