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Larnell Cole & Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro sign for Silkmen

By Nigel Sheen
We are pleased to welcome the first of our new signings under Lee Fowler.
First, is Larnell Cole, a Manchester born midfielder who began his career with Manchester United, before joining Fulham in January 2014. He subsequently had loan spells at Milton Keynes Dons, Shrewsbury Town and Inverness Caledonian Thistle before moving to Tranmere Rovers in 2017. Having been released in January 2019, Larnell joined FC United of Manchester. He has been capped at England U19 level.
Second, is striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro who is reunited with Lee Fowler having played under him at Radcliffe. Jean-Louis came through the youth ranks at Toulouse FC where he picked up Ligue 1 experience, before moving to Belgian side FC Brussels. He subsequently moved to England, where he forged a career in the Football League, initially playing for Grimsby Town between 2008 and 2010 before moving on to Rochdale, Bury, Tranmere Rovers, Shrewsbury Town, Barnet, Yeovil Town and Oldham Athletic. In 2019, he had a brief hiatus from English football when he joined UAE side Masfout. Jean-Louis is of Ivorian descent and has two brothers who play football. Jean-Daniel who is an Ivory Coast international and plays for Lazio in Italy and Jean-Jacques.
We wish both players every success in their time with Flint and look forward to seeing them wear the famous black and white shirts.