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Moves for Duku and Kalala

5 October 2018

Forward players Kalvin Kalala and Manny Duku have both been the subject of transfer activity this afternoon.

Striker Manny Duku has joined Barnet of the National League on loan until January while Kalala has left Cheltenham Town by mutual consent.

Both players were signed at the start of the season from lower level football and manager Michael Duff feels that they need to be playing regular games in order to progress their careers.

Dutchman Manny Duku was signed from Hayes & Yeading United, who last season played in the Southern League Division One East, and has so far made eight first team starts and scored in the 1-1 draw at Macclesfield Town during August.

Paris-born Frenchman Kalvin Kalala was spotted in a trial match having spent the last two seasons playing in Italy. He started two games in all competitions and made seven substitute appearances.

"The squad is too heavy on numbers at the moment so we are looking to move one or two players out," said Michael Duff.

"Kalvin is a good young prospect but he needs to be playing regularly and he will now be free to sign for a club below Football League level until the transfer window opens.

"Manny has made a big step up through the divisions and has done well but needs to develop his game further. Playing in the National League will help him do that and hopefully the move will benefit everyone.

"We will be keeping a close eye on him to see how he does."

Cheltenham Town currently have three players out on loan with Duku at Barnet, midfielder Tom Smith at Bath City and defender Matthew Bower at Weston-Super-Mare.

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