WEYMOUTH loanee Manasse Mampala has become a free agent after parent club Carlisle United opted to release the striker.

Mampala, 21, joined Weymouth in time for February’s 1-1 Vanarama National League draw at rivals Yeovil Town.

In that game, Mampala made an immediate impression with his pace, movement and clever runs into the channel.

However, the Congolese forward has since struggled to find his best form while with the Terras.

Mampala, who was the second signing of the David Oldfield era, has drawn a blank in front of goal in 11 appearances for Weymouth, spanning a total of 364 minutes.

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During that time, Mampala has also failed to register an assist and the marksman was absent from the Terras’ squad for Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Barnet.

And Mampala has not done enough to earn a contract extension with Carlisle, who hauled themselves out of trouble in League Two this season before finishing 20th.

Mampala leaves the Cumbrian club having recorded one goal and two assists in 15 appearances for United this campaign.

It comes after the former Everton man was handed a deal by QPR and subsequently impressed on trial with Carlisle.

Carlisle’s plan was initially to give Mampala more game time but, after playing only the equivalent of four full matches, he will have to find another club this summer after Carlisle released him.

Speaking to Carlisle’s YouTube channel ahead of the move to Weymouth, previous Blues boss Keith Millen said: “The main thing with Mannie since he’s been here is that he’s not played enough first-team games.

“He’s a young lad that needs to go and learn how to play week-in, week-out and show people what he can do.

“It’s not fair if he’s not getting any game time. If he’s not even on the bench, then it’s tough.

“It’s tough for players to train Monday to Friday and not have any reward at the end of it.”

Millen added: “It’s about him and his career at a young age. He’s just not had enough first-team games yet.

“It’s not so much the level, it’s more about him playing consistently, getting confidence and belief in what he’s about and hopefully score some goals.”