Plymouth Argyle sign French defender Maxime Blanchard

Maxime Blanchard
Blanchard has yet to score a goal in English football

Plymouth Argyle have signed French defender Maxime Blanchard on a short-term deal.

The 25-year-old has been on trial at Home Park and goes straight into the squad for Saturday's Devon derby at Torquay United.

Blanchard spent last season at Tranmere Rovers, making 24 appearances and has played for French clubs Laval, L'Entente SSG and Moulin.

As well as centre-back Blanchard can also play in midfield.

Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher says that if Blanchard impresses he could earn a longer-term deal at Home Park.

"We've got him here until January so there's an incentive there for him to go and perform, and if it works well for both parties, then I'm sure that can be extended," Fletcher told the club websiteexternal-link.