ACCRINGTON Stanley have signed forward Offrande Zanzala on loan from Championship side Derby County.

The 21-year-old frontman joins on a deal until the end of the season and goes straight into the Reds' squad for Saturday's League Two trip to Cheltenham.

Zanzala, who spent time on loan at National League side Chester City earlier this season, is highly rated at Pride Park having impressed for the club's Academy when coming through the ranks at the Rams.

He joined Stevenage on loan in 2015-16 and starred as Derby won the Under-23 Premier League Division 2 title before a ligament injury meant he missed most of last season.

But Coleman is confident the Congo-born striker can prove a shrewd addition at Stanley.

"Zanzala is very highly thought of at Derby," said the Reds boss. "He is a strong runner."