Akpa Akpro can play in Premier League - Ronnie Moore

Tranmere Rovers striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro

Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore believes striker Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro could eventually play in the Premier League.

The 27-year-old, who from Rochdale, marked his home debut with two goals in Tranmere's 3-1 win against Leyton Orient on Saturday.

"He's got everything and if he can put the goals into his game, I think he's got a chance to go higher," Moore told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"He can play in the Premier League with the right coaching and finishing."

Moore continued: "He knows the game and he's always a constant threat.

"He can get us 20-plus goals this season and I'll be disappointed if he doesn't. That's not putting pressure on him, I believe he's got the ability to do that."

While Akpa Akpro got his season off to a flying start, his strike partner Jake Cassidy was unable to find the net against Orient.

But Moore is confident the Wales Under-21 international, who has returned to Prenton Park for a second spell on loan from Wolves, will reproduce the form that saw him net five times in 10 League One appearances for Rovers at the tail end of last season.

"Jake will get goals," he added. "He proved that last season.

"He's just been lacking a bit of fitness with Wolves, with not playing too many first-team games. When the cobwebs come off him, he'll get us goals."

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