Ndaba joins Salford on loan

Ipswich Town defender Corrie Ndaba has joined Salford City on loan.

Ipswich Town defender Corrie Ndaba has joined Salford City on loan. - Credit: Salford City FC

Ipswich Town defender Corrie Ndaba has joined League Two club Salford City on loan.

The 21-year-old centre-back has made five senior appearances for the Blues, all in cups, including a start in the recent defeat to Newport County. 

He was made available after the Blues brought in Cameron Burgess to compete with the soon-to-be fit George Edmundson, Luke Woolfenden and Toto Nsiala.

It will be the academy graduate's fourth loan spell away from following on from time at Hemel Hempstead, Chelmsford City and Ayr United.

The Dublin-born defender has previously been included in the Republic of Ireland U21 squad.

Salford finished eighth in League Two last season and, under experienced manager Gary Bowyer, are among the favourites for promotion this time around.

Ndaba, who is now in the final year of his Portman Road contract, said: “I’m buzzing to get the loan over the line and definitely looking forward to it. It’s a great club, a good league, and a good chance for me to express myself.

“I’m basically a modern day centre half, I can play, I’m aggressive, I’m tall, so I have a bit of everything really.

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“Ayr was a good experience for me as well. It’s very physical up there as a young centre-half it’s good for me to experience that, so definitely that was good for me but I’m looking forward to get going here now.

“I want to play as many games as I can and get up the table as much as we can, and get us into League One so that’s the plan!”

Salford boss Bowyer said: “First and foremost a massive thanks goes to Paul Cook and Ipswich Town for allowing us to take Corrie on, and the speed with which it got done.

“He’s got great pace, he’s a ball-playing centre-half but he’s competitive as well. He’s coming here to get experience and kick on, and we’re delighted that we can have him.”

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