Ex-Super Eagles midfielder, Hope Akpan has won words of praise from the head coach of English third-tier league side, Bradford City, following the former Reading star’s decision to link forces with the EFL League One club.
Details of the report out of Queensland reveal that the former Reading star, Akpan will now hope to play himself back to the spotlight with Bradford City, after sealing a two-year deal, much to the delight of the gaffer, Michael Collins.
The Super Eagle thus becomes the club’s ninth signing of the off-season while City will be his seventh English club since turning professional with Everton in 2009.
Hull City, Crawley Town, Reading and Blackburn Rovers have all previously benefited from the Liverpool-born battler’s talent.
The 26-year-old who became a free agent at the end of last season after leaving Burton Albion who were demoted from the Championship will now join his new team-mates at their Cheshire training camp for pre-season activities.
“We are really pleased to get Hope into the building. We already had excellent quality in that area, but Hope will add to that whilst also offering a strong physical presence.
“The intensity of the league demands we have quality in all departments to cope, and we feel like we are getting there now,” Collins said after sealing Akpan’s transfer.