Loan move: Kimpioka joins Southend

Sunderland AFC can confirm that Benji Kimpioka has joined Southend United on a 28-day loan.

The 21-year-old has made four appearances for Elliott Dickman’s Under-23 side this term, and moves to the Shrimpers for his second loan spell after last season’s switch to Torquay United.

Sporting Director Kristjaan Speakman said: “Benji is at an age and stage in his development where he needs regular senior football and unfortunately for a range of factors he’s outside of our senior group as it stands. We want to create an opportunity for him and naturally a loan is the sensible approach where he will have a platform to perform.”

Everyone at SAFC would like to wish Benji the best of luck during his time at Roots Hall.



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