Pascal Chimbonda seals Carlisle United move

Chimbonda seals Carlisle move
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Carlisle United complete the signing of former Tottenham Hotspur defender Pascal Chimbonda on a three-month deal.

Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Pascal Chimbonda has completed a move to Carlisle United on a free transfer.

Chimbonda has signed a three-month deal at Brunton Park, and manager Graham Kavanagh has admitted that he has been surprised with the fitness levels of the Frenchman.

The 39-year-old told the club's official website: "I know what he's capable of. He's been a real breath of fresh air since I invited him to train with us.

"He just wants to play football. He's been playing in non-league football to keep himself fit, not because that's the level he should be playing at.

"We did some testing on Tuesday and I was actually surprised with his levels of fitness. It will take him a few games to get his match fitness back but I think that he's got the ability."

Kavanagh and Chimbonda were teammates during their respective spells with Wigan Athletic and Sunderland.

Pascal Chimbonda of Doncaster during the npower Championship match against Crystal Palace on March 27, 2012
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