Ndaba: Toto’s Missed Me! – Ipswich Town News

Ndaba: Toto’s Missed Me! – Ipswich Town News

Ndaba: Toto missed me!
Thursday, February 2, 2023 7:12 p.m

Blues centre-back Corrie Ndaba says a reunion with former Town defender Toto Nsiala was a factor in his deadline-day move to Fleetwood after his previous tenure at Burton ended.

As TWTD reported at the time, Cod Army took an interest in Ndaba over the summer and the 23-year-old is happy to have completed the move for the remainder of the season after making 10 starts and one sub for the Brewers in a year had completed spells that were slow to start due to injury.

Central defender Nsiala, 30, joined Fleetwood in January last year after three and a half years at Portman Road.

“It’s been a busy few days, hectic but it’s all done and I’m happy to be here,” the Dublin native told the Lancastrian club’s official website.

“Things in football move fast and there were talks of me coming here in the summer and for some reason they didn’t get settled but I’m happy to be here and ready to go.

“I think with the facilities and the structure there is everything here to be successful so there are no excuses.

“I want to thank Burton Albion for the opportunity. I’ve had to overcome injuries but I’ve gained experience in League One. There was a chance for me to come here to Fleetwood and I was keen to close that deal.

“I didn’t expect to be leaving Burton so suddenly, but when I heard about the opportunity and meeting Totes [Nsiala] again, it was one where I would meet him again since we already have the chemistry there.

“I spoke to him quickly but we chatted and he said it would be a good opportunity for me as he’s happy I’m here I know he misses me.”

Ndaba, who has signed a contract with Town until the summer of 2025 with the club having an option for a further season in July, has been impressed by his early days at Highbury club.

“The training has been very good the last two days,” he continued. “There is a lot of quality in this squad and the training was intense. There’s a good set-up here and I’ve already worked with Youl Mawene, who I know from my time at Salford.

“He’s really good at prehab and preparing ahead of time with groups and individuals and I’ve been impressed with those experiences so far and I just hope to add to the team and move on.”

Coincidentally, Ndaba will make his Fleetwood debut in a home game against his former club Burton on Saturday.

“Football is a crazy game but it’s exciting and for me I’m someone who accepts anything,” he continued.

“I just want to do well, learn and get better, and if it comes to my first game, it’s against Burton Albion, a team I know very well from this season.

“I can’t wait – if I get the chance – to go out there and show what I can do and hopefully get the win.”

Photos: Pictures from the game day

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