Elliot Grandin: Shrewsbury sign ex-Blackpool & Crystal Palace winger

Elliot Grandin
Elliot Grandin played one game for Crystal Palace under Ian Holloway, in August 2013

Shrewsbury Town have signed ex-Crystal Palace and Blackpool winger Elliot Grandin until the end of the season.

The 28-year-old is the sixth player brought to the club by boss Micky Mellon since the start of January.

The former France Under-21 international has also spent time at Caen, Olympique Marseille and Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia.

"He runs along back fours where he can unlock defences with his talent," Mellon told the club website.external-link

Grandin spent three years at Blackpool after being signed by Ian Holloway in 2010 and followed him to Palace in 2013.

Having been released by Palace in the January 2014 transfer window, he returned to Blackpool before spending last season at Romanian team Astra Giurgiu.

Manager Mellon's hectic month

Micky Mellon was the busiest boss in the country in the January window, making five signings, as well as letting five players go.

Shrewsbury Town's January deals:

In: Jack Grimmer (Fulham - loan), Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers), Kyle Vassell (Peterbough - loan), Richie Wellens (Doncaster Rovers), James Wallace (Sheffield United).

Out: James Collins (Northampton - loan), Tyrone Barnett (Southend - loan), Liam Lawrence (Bristol Rovers), Mark Ellis (Carlisle United), James Caton (Lincoln City - loan).

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