Pool hand trial to French star

Monaco star Malaury Martin has joined Blackpool on trial.

The central midfielder, who has captained France at all youth-team levels, was once one of the brightest prospects in French football.

However, the 21-year-old has seen his career stall in recent months, only being involved in Monaco's first team on eight occasions.

He spent last season on-loan at Nmes Olympique in the French second division, making 12 appearances.