Cambridge United manager Mark Bonner says he is excited to work with Ipswich Town striker Gassan Ahadme.

The 22-year-old joined the League One club on a season-long loan yesterday and will be looking to kick on with his career following a stop-start 2022/23 campaign.

Fine early season form for Burton saw the Spanish-born, former Moroccon youth international snapped up by Ipswich on summer transfer deadline day last year.

A foot fracture soon sidelined him for two months though and he subsequently found minutes hard to come by both with the Blues and back at Burton on loan.

Bonner, who has seen topscorers Sam Smith and Joe Ironside leave this summer after his side narrowly escaped the drop, said: "Gassan is a player we have been chasing for some time.

"I am delighted he is joining us and excited by his potential and impact he can have on the team.

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"He is a focused and driven character whose work ethic and athleticism will provide us with an attacking dimension that will benefit the team. He is a strong runner, links the game well with his back to goal and has the ability to score a variety of goals.

"As a high crossing and forward running team, he will fit into the style of our game really well and joins us at a time where he is determined to put his game together and find the excellent level that got him his move to Ipswich Town.

"We are grateful to Ipswich Town for making the move happen. I particularly want to thank Keiran McKenna and Martyn Pert for their support, and having been in discussion with the club for a number of months, I believe this move can benefit all parties."

Ahadme, who still has two years left on his Portman Road contract, said: "I am really excited to be here. The club has shown confidence in me and I am here to work as hard as I can to pay them back.

"The conversation (with Mark Bonner) was vital. He expressed to me his ideas and how he sees me fitting into this team and that is why I am here.

"I am ready to start working and I am really looking forward to it."