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Mawene: Joins Cod Army

Fleetwood have signed experienced French defender Youl Mawene ahead of the upcoming League Two season.

Mawene joins the Football League newcomers on a free transfer following an injury-plagued campaign with Scottish Premier League club Aberdeen last season.

The 32-year-old, who was at Derby between 2000 and 2004 before spending six years at Preston, had a trial with Town's League Two rivals Burton this month.

The Frenchman will go straight into the squad for the pre-season friendly against Oldham on Friday night.