Lincoln City sign French forward Francis Laurent

Last updated : 05 July 2011 By BBC Sport

Lincoln City have signed former Northampton Town and Southend forward Francis Laurent on a one-year deal.The Frenchman, 25, played for Imps boss Steve Tilson at Southend, where he scored 10 goals in 42 games before being released for financial reasons.

Tilson told BBC Lincolnshire: "He is 6ft 2ins, a right winger with loads of pace, great with the ball at his feet.

"He has got to get a bit more consistency into his game but I'd like to think his pace will cause problems."

Laurent left Southend after a two-year spell last summer and, after an unsuccessful trial at Coventry City, played for French side AFC Compiegne before joining Northampton on a free transfer in January.

He started his career at FC Sochaux, making 12 appearances in his first season, before having a spell in Germany.

Source: BBC Sport

Source: BBC Sport