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Town sign Akpa Akpro

2 July 2014

Striker becomes Micky Mellon's latest capture

Shrewsbury Town can confirm the signing of former Tranmere Rovers striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro.

The 29-year-old becomes manager Micky Mellon's latest capture of the summer ahead of the 2014/15 Sky Bet League 2 season.

Born in France, Akpa Akpro started his career with hometown club Toulouse in 2003 where he spent four years.

The six-feet forward then went to Belgian side FC Brussels for a season before moving to England in 2008, where he joined Grimsby Town.

After two years with the Mariners, Akpa Akpro signed for Rochdale in League One, spending two years with the Dale.

That move included a loan spell at Bury last season, and the striker will now look to bring that League Two experience to Town.

Akpa Akpro told the Shrewsbury Town website: “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.”

The Frenchman is now looking forward to getting pre-season work under way at the Greenhous Meadow.

“It's a good stadium and a good club, and it's the best time to start as I can become a part of things and people can understand me more easily,” he said.

“I'm happy to meet new faces and hopefully we can get a good team spirit.”

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