Kabongo Tshimanga

Peterborough United can confirm that striker Kabongo Tshimanga has made his loan move from Vanarama National League side Chesterfield permanent for an undisclosed fee and the 25-year-old is looking forward to the new campaign.

Tshimanga joined Posh in the January transfer window following the departure of fellow front man Jack Marriott to Fleetwood Town and went on to make nine appearances for the club, all of them as a substitute.

Tshimanga said: “The last six months for me have been really good, I am back in the league and I reflect on the first six months as a real learning curve. I didn’t get as much game-time as I would have liked, but I learned a lot from the coaches and from the players around me.

“I am refreshed and ready and now that the move is permanent, I feel like I am a new signing myself, so I am really looking forward to training and the games programme and to show what I can do. I feel sharp and ready to go.”

Manager Darren Ferguson added: "It is a fresh start for everyone. When you are on loan, it is a little bit different to when you are a permanent signing, the boy has trained really well since he has returned to pre-season, he looks fresh and confident. 

"Obviously he didn't get anywhere near as many opportunities as he would have hoped last season, but he understood the reasons why, the formation we played and the form of Jonson Clarke-Harris. For me, he is a really good player, he is one that we will give as much opportunity as we can to try and get in the team. 

"He is different to what we have got, he wants to run in behind, but his attitude has been fantastic, he has learned a lot in the last six months and we are excited about what he can offer us."