Michael Chopra: Alloa Athletic sign former Ipswich striker

Michael Chopra (left) in action for Kerala Blasters
Michael Chopra (left) was last with Kerala Blasters

Former Newcastle United, Sunderland and Cardiff City striker Michael Chopra has joined part-timers Alloa Athletic in the Scottish Championship.

The 31-year-old joined Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League in August but failed to score in nine appearances for David James' side.

Chopra, a former England youth international, also failed to score the previous season for Blackpool.

He had joined the Seasiders from Championship rivals Ipswich Town.

Chopra, who has previously admitted a gambling problem, also had loan spells with Watford, Nottingham Forest and Barnsley.

He received international clearance in time for Tuesday's league game against Rangers and featured as a late substitute.

Michael Chopra comes on as a late substitute for Alloa Athletic against Rangers
Chopra made a late appearance for Alloa against Rangers