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Cardiff City front man makes Sixfields move

6 January 2022

Northampton Town have signed striker Chanka Zimba on loan from Cardiff City for the rest of the season.

The 20 year old, 6ft 1in front man has top scored for the City under 23s - who lead the Professional Development League by eleven points - with nine goals this season and made his Championship debut for the Bluebirds in November.

Zimba joined City from Blackburn Rovers, where he scored an impressive 13 times in 31 games for the Ewood Park club's development sides in the previous two seasons.

"Chanka is a powerful striker who is a good size and has good pace," said manager Jon Brady.

"We obviously have an excellent relationship with Steve Morison at Cardiff and I know he rates Chanka very highly. His stats are impressive and we have been impressed by what we have seen. He has the attributes we are after.

"He forced his way in to first team squad contention at Cardiff through his performances for their under 23 team and what he needs now is to be regularly in and around a first team environment for a few months.

"We have a strong reputation for taking good young players and helping them develop further. Chanka is joining a good squad and a good dressing room and we believe we are well placed for an exciting second half of the season."

Chanka will wear squad number 18 at Sixfields and the move is subject to international clearance.

Thank you to Lives Electrical for sponsoring Chanka.

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