In the battle to stop a slump in form as the 2015-6 League Two season entered the autumn, boss Teddy Sheringham turned to Chesterfield striker Armand Gnanduillet; one of the short-term signings made from the loan market. Boro’ were short of goals and the French-born Ivory Coast forward was seen as the man to sort that issue out. In the end, he finished the 2015-6 season as our second top scorer. Not bad for a lad who was only here a few months.
Armand Gnanduillet: Before Boro’
After moving to Derbyshire from France in 2013, the striker scored his first goal on his third Football League outing and collected a fair few appearances. In spite of his first team action at Chesterfield, Gnanduillet went on loan to Tranmere Rovers in October 2014 and bagged two goals there. A March 2015 loan at Oxford ended early after Chesterfield recalled him.
Prior to his English career, the forward started out at Le Havre II; the reserve team of Le Havre AC. He switched to AS Poissy in 2012, scoring five times in 11 appearances. With the exception of Oxford, he has scored wherever he’d been. Boro’, it turned out, was the same.