UK time is: 08:16:57
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Akpa Akpro Joins Shrewsbury

Manager Micky Mellon's additions to the squad continue with the news that we have signed former Tranmere Rovers striker/wide player Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

The 29 year old was released by his former club over the summer, and the French born forward began life at Toulouse back in 2003. After a four year stay with them he moved onto Belgian side FC Brussels for 12 months before moving to England and starting Football League life with Grimsby Town. After two years there he made the move to Rochdale who were in League One at the point, and he spent another two years with them.

His last move, back in 2012 took him to Tranmere, and last season he spent the second half of the year out on loan with Bury.

He comes to us having made 150 starting appearances across all competitions in this country, with a further 64 from the bench and he has a goal return of 30 strikes.

Speaking to the Official Site after signing his deal, Akpa Akpro said.

'I'm happy to be here and have a new challenge. After meeting the manager, I had a good feeling and decided to come here. I could see he wanted me and he knew how he wanted to use me. My strength is attacking but in a team you have to defend, so I will try to bring everything to the team.'

Mellon said himself of the capture.

'I'm delighted to get him on board after some fantastic work by Matt Williams and the chairman. He's the type of striker I was looking for to compliment the terrific players who we already have. He's athletic, can play in a number of positions across the front line and is a player I've always felt would fit into the way I want to do things here.'

Mellon goes on to say that he is also a player that he has been following for a number of years, so he knows him well in terms of what he can bring to the pitch so it's just a case of getting him into the group now so he can settle, and then getting him up to scratch fitness wise as obviously he's a few days behind the others.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday July 2 2014

Time: 8:29PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Shrewsbury Town Articles

Demetriou - We Feel Unlucky (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Mellon Proud Following Chelsea Loss (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Stats: Shrewsbury v Chelsea (Tuesday October 28 2014)

Mellon - Fully Focused On Chelsea (Monday October 27 2014)

Shrewsbury Draw Walsall In The FA Cup (Monday October 27 2014)

Mellon Delighted With Portsmouth Win (Monday October 27 2014)

Stats: Shrewsbury v Portsmouth (Saturday October 25 2014)

Mellon - Confidence Ahead Of Portmsouth (Thursday October 23 2014)

Stats: Shrewsbury v Bury (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Archived Shrewsbury Town Articles

List All Vital Shrewsbury Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Luton 15 9 3 3 8 30
2. Wycombe 15 8 5 2 10 29
3. Burton 15 9 1 5 1 28
4. Shrewsbury 15 8 3 4 12 27
5. Bury 15 8 3 4 7 27
6. Plymouth 15 8 2 5 9 26
7. Morecambe 15 7 2 6 2 23

Breaking League News

On this day in history...31st October
Portsmouth : 31/10/2014 07:00:00
Striker loan 'short-term'
York : 30/10/2014 19:55:00
Newcomer to lift York
York : 30/10/2014 17:14:00
Keeper returns to duty
York : 30/10/2014 13:44:00
'Forgotten man' almost back!
Portsmouth : 30/10/2014 12:38:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

COC - Chelsea MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Leutwiler 0%
Goldson 0%
Grandison 0%
Knight-Percival 0%
Grimmer 0%
Grant 0%
Woods 0%
Lawrence 0%
Demetriou 0%
Collins 0%
Akpa Akpro 100%
Sub - Clark 0%
Sub - Mangan 0%