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LOAN: Striker heads out

Forward moves on loan deal

1 February 2022

Carlisle United can confirm that forward Manasse Mampala has joined National League side Weymouth on a half-season loan deal.

Mampala, 21, signed a one-year contract with the Blues following a successful trial spell during the 20/21 pre-season period.

He scored one goal in 15 appearances through the first half of this season.

The tall forward was born in Kinshasa, in DR Congo, and moved to England at the age of two.

He joined the Everton Academy as a 15-year-old and became a regular in the under-23 squad. He enjoyed a standout season for Paul Tait's under-18 Blues side in 2017/18, contributing 11 goals and chipping in with six assists in 18 appearances in the U18 Premier League. 

Mampala signed his first professional deal with Everton in July 2018 and grabbed his opportunity to earn a second one-year contract in summer 2019 having been part of the team that romped their way to league and cup success under David Unsworth that year.

He featured in the EFL Trophy games against Mansfield and Burton for the Toffees early in 2019 and joined QPR on a one-season contract shortly after he’d made those appearances.

Manager Keith Millen said: “The main thing with Manny, and this isn’t just since I’ve been at the club, it’s since he’s been here, is that he hasn’t played enough games.

“He’s a young lad who needs to learn how to play week-in, week-out and show people what he can do. It’s not fair if he isn’t getting any game time that he isn’t even on the bench.

“Then it’s tough for players to train Monday to Friday and not have any reward at the end of it. This is more about him and his career at a young age, it’s bigger than anything else, and he’s just not had enough first-team games yet.

“It’s not so much the level he’s going to, it’s more about playing consistently and hopefully showing people what he’s about. Hopefully he’ll get some confidence and belief in what he’s about and score some goals.”

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