Dany N'Guessan: Port Vale sign striker on two-month contract
League One strugglers Port Vale have signed much-travelled French striker Dany N'Guessan on a two-month contract.
The 27-year-old Parisian has signed a deal tying him to Vale until 23 December, having been without a club since his release by Swindon Town at the end of last season.
"He's got pedigree," said Vale interim boss Rob Page. "When we found out he was available, we had him in training.
|Dany N'Guessan's travels|
|Born in a suburb of Paris, N'Guessan began his career in his native France under Guy Roux at Auxerre before moving to Scotland in July 2005 as a teenager to sign for Alex McLeish at Rangers, but never made his debut.|
|After a half-season loan at Boston United, he left Ibrox in January 2007 to sign for Lincoln City - for whom he scored 17 goals in 99 appearances.|
|He then netted six times in 41 games after being taken to Leicester City by Nigel Pearson in June 2009, during which time he made loan moves to Scunthorpe, Southampton and Millwall.|
|He returned to Millwall when Kenny Jackett signed him in August 2011, loaning him out to neighbours Charlton Athletic in March 2012. He scored eight times in 31 appearances for Mark Cooper's Swindon Town last season.|
"He has proven he can score goals and hurt teams at a higher level than us."
N'Guessan could make his Vale debut in Saturday's home game against Leyton Orient.
Page has now made five signings since being appointed interim manager, as successor to Micky Adams just over a month ago.
Defenders Stephane Zubar (Bournemouth), Reiss Greenidge (West Bromwich Albion) and Remi Streete (Newcastle United) have all signed on loan, along with striker Harry Panayiotou (Leicester City).
But only Zubar, now suspended for three games after being sent off for retaliating at Joe Garner in the defeat at Preston, has so far figured.
Having taken over when Vale were lying 23rd in the League One table, Page's side have climbed five places to 18th, having lost just twice in six matches.