Troyes sign former St Etienne defender Sylvain Monsoreau

Sylvain Monsoreau: Former St Etienne defender has joined Troyes

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Struggling Ligue 1 side Troyes have bolstered their defensive options by signing former St Etienne player Sylvain Monsoreau on a free transfer.

Monsoreau had been without a club since leaving St Etienne in the summer following four seasons at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.

He has agreed a deal with Troyes until the end of the season and will help to shore up a defence that has been beset by injury problems in recent weeks.

Troyes have conceded 29 goals in 14 games in Ligue 1 this season and were hammered 4-0 by Paris St Germain over the weekend.

Jean-Marc Furlan's side have also won just once since winning promotion back to the top flight, although that was an impressive 1-0 home success over Marseille last month.