CINDERFORD Town have suffered a new blow to their Southern League Premier Division survival aspirations with star forward Karnell Chambers leaving the club.
Chambers, who had stepped into the shoes of departed striker Gethyn Hill following his move to National League South outfit Weston-super-Mare, left the Causeway to pursue his footballing ambitions in Sweden.
“Karnell has gone to Sweden as of today for a 12 week trial with a club over there,” manager Paul Michael confirmed on Monday.
“He’s a good young player and he’s hoping to play full-time.
Chambers was on loan from Gloucester City, having risen through the academy ranks at Cheltenham Town alongside Luke Thomas, who has since joined Derby County and returned to Gloucestershire on loan with City.
“I think it’s a move away from both clubs,” Michael added.
“They’ll need international clearance for him before he plays so he’ll just be registered to that club.”
Chambers scored nine goals for Town since signing in the summer, and has been in great form since Michael took over as manager from Chris Burns and Allan Gough in November.
His increased output included a hat-trick against St Neot’s Town at the Causeway as the Forest side looked to fill the void left by Hill, who netted 12 times for Cinderford before his departure in December.
There is good news however for another one of Town’s striking options, after the red card Craig Norman received at Chesham United for a challenge on Darren Purse was rescinded.
The club submitted video evidence given by analyst Mark Bennett and Norman’s suspension was lifted ahead of their 2-1 loss at home to King’s Lynn on Saturday.
Chambers opened the scoring in the league clash with a penalty, and tweeted after the game: “Disappointing result but nice to score in my last game for ?Cinderford Town. Been a pleasure.”