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.