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Akpa Akpro On Grimsby Town Cup Clash

7 December 2015

Striker Admits Facing Former Club Will Be Strange

"I never expected to play against Grimsby and to play against them with Shrewsbury, I find it very funny."

"I had a good relationship with the fans at Grimsby and after I've been away for quite some time, I know people must know I'm playing again because some fans start to text me saying ‘Do you look forward to coming back?’ and questions like that," he said.

The player even admits that he still has a good relationship with the fans at the club.

"I enjoyed it (at Grimsby)," said the striker.

"I was very happy because I didn't play for quite a long time and to come back into division football was very good.

"I just enjoy playing football and I was happy to play again.
"To be fair, I look sometimes where they are and the last two years they were in the play-offs and last year they were in the final of the play-offs so I follow them a little bit but I don’t know about the spirit, there aren't many players in their team that I know any more."

Akpa Akpro admits he checks up on his former club every now and again.

"It is very ironic how I signed for them around seven years ago at this time," said Jean- Louis.

"My first game for Grimsby was against Shrewsbury so it is very ironic."

And it will be a surreal day for Akpa Akpro as it is around the anniversary marker for when he signed for Grimsby in 2008.

The Shrews will face the National League side in The Emirates FA Cup Second Round Proper tie (7.45pm kick-off).

Striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro is looking forward to facing his former club Grimsby Town on Monday Night.

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