Former Carlisle United striker Offrande Zanzala is set to be loaned out to a rival League Two club by Barrow AFC.

Bluebirds manager Mark Cooper has revealed the frontman, who joined from United in the summer, is poised to join Exeter City.

Cooper said Zanzala, who has scored five goals in 27 appearances this campaign, needs to regain confidence.

He was not involved in Barrow's dramatic 5-4 defeat to Barnsley in the FA Cup third round yesterday.

Cooper, speaking to BBC Cumbria, said: "He's going to sign for Exeter on loan.

"He's lost his confidence, realises he needs to go somewhere to get that back, and has a great opportunity at a great club in Exeter to play some games and hopefully score some goals in the remainder of the season."

Zanzala, after hitting five goals in 22 appearances for United last term, turned down a new deal in favour of a move to south Cumbria.

His form, though, has waned with no goals in his last 10 appearances for Barrow, who are now 20th in League Two, a place behind United.

Exeter are currently eighth in the table.

Barrow last week added Sunderland loan striker Will Harris on loan and are set to sign another frontman on Monday, Cooper added.