Scunthorpe United have pulled off something of a coup by adding former Plymouth Argyle man Yann Songo’o to their ranks for the upcoming season, as reported by their official website.
The powerful defender left Home Park at the end of last season having been a key player for the Pilgrims. He played 47 times in all competitions but was unable to stop them slipping out of the third-tier.
Songo’o made over 100 starts for Plymouth after joining from Blackburn and has previously played for Kansas City and Ross County. He’s penned a one-year deal with Paul Hurst’s side who met the Pilgrims on the final day of last season.
Both were relegated and now both are looking to the future with new managers, but the circumstances of the relegation has created some bad blood between the two sets of fans. Josh Morris’ controversial goal didn’t help relations and this move appears to have furthered the animosity.
Supporters from both sides have taken the opportunity to exchange messages on Twitter, displaying their contempt for each other. It’ll certainly be an interesting encounter when the two meet on October 5th.
— Absolutely nobody (@ScunnyArmy) July 14, 2019
You better take good care of him
— PafcFan101 (@CiderAndPasties) July 14, 2019
Got yourself a very hard working hero of a man, all the best Yann.
— Owen Lang (@owenlang_) July 14, 2019
Wake me up,
Before you go go,
Who needs Ojo,
When we've got Yann Songo'o
— Steven Dalgarno (@Dalgarno24) July 14, 2019
Technically awful but never gives less then 100%, and would rather get his head smashed in then lose the ball. You will love him to bits.
— Michael Wunderle (@Green_Barmy_001) July 14, 2019
Have fun having a heart attack every time he gets the ball
— Jake Gallini (@GalliniJake) July 14, 2019
but he turned down a new deal ????????♂️ good luck finishing above us this season anyway. He will be part of a promotion winning midfield
— BECK & CALL FC (@beckandcallfc) July 14, 2019
I think Argyle are the real winners here ????
— Sam Pomeroy (@sampomeroy) July 14, 2019
Strange move if you ask me.
— Ross Coleman (@RossColeman91) July 14, 2019