Hope Akpan: Reading midfielder signs for Blackburn Rovers

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Hope Akpan scored one goal in 63 appearances for Reading

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.

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