STARS IN EUROPE - NIGERIA - CLUB - Hope Akpan signs for Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers have signed midfielder Hope Akpan from Championship rivals Reading on a free transfer.
Akpan made 63 appearances for the Royals, having joined from League Two side Crawley Town in January 2014 .
The 23-year-old, who has won four international caps for Nigeria, has signed a two-year contract with Rovers.
Akpan started his career with Premier League Everton and also had a two-month loan spell with Hull City prior to joining Crawley in 2011.