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Wrexham sign midfielder Taboubi


French midfielder Hedi Taboubi has joined Wrexham on a one-year deal.

The former AC Arles player, 26, has impressed while on trial at the Racecourse Ground in pre-season.

"He's a player we're lucky to have and I think he could play a lot higher up," Wrexham manager Dean Saunders told the club's official website.

Taboubi added: "I really wanted to come and play in the English leagues. The set up at Wrexham is fantastic... the coach is very good with me."

Saunders - who saw his side continue their pre-season programme on Wednesday night with a 3-0 win at Colwyn Bay - says he is happy with how his team is shaping up.

"With Nathan Fairhurst, Mark Jones, Andy Fleming and now Hedi in midfield, I'm happy with that department," Saunders added.


"Following Mani's [Mansour Assoumani] signing this week we also have him, Mike [Williams] and Ashley [Westwood] at the heart of defence, but I'd like another one as well.

"It's up front we still need ammunition, as they are the boys who will win you games. We have to get that right and I know I will."

Saunders hopes to complete the loan signing of Liverpool's 18-year-old Australian goalkeeper Dean Bouzanis this week.

Wrexham have already signed have sign Poland Under-19 international Adrian Cieslewicz, 18, an attacking midfielder, from Manchester City.

Saunders is also in talks with last season's Blue Square Premier top scorer Andrew Mangan who is out of contract at Forest Green Rovers.

But the parties must wait to see the outcome of the player's FA inquiry into alleged illegal betting during his time at Bury, with the hearing set for next month.

There is a gap in Wrexham's strike force as forward Michael Proctor has had the last 12 months of his contract at the club cancelled by mutual consent.

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