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Roker Roundup: Sunderland linked with move for Ipswich winger & Kimpioka suffers injury setback

Sunderland have been linked with a move for Ipswich Town winger Gwion Edwards, and Benji Kimpioka has suffered another set back, this time injuring his other hamstring while on loan at Torquay.

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Injury setback for Kimpioka

Benji Kimpioka signed on-loan for Torquay United 10 days ago, after recovering from a hamstring injury picked up at the beginning of November.

That initial injury required surgery and Kimpioka and once he had fully recovered, he joined up with Gary Johnson’s side, impressing in his short time with Torquay.

Unfortunately, the Swedish under-21 international had to be substituted after just half-an-hour of his loan side’s 1-0 win at Wrexham on Monday and DevonLive have confirmed that Kimpioka has suffered another hamstring injury.

Fortunately it was not the same hamstring that required surgery but it the report says checks still need to be made to see just how long Kimpioka will be sidelined for.


Ipswich winger linked

Sunderland have been linked with a move for Ipswich Town winger Gwion Edwards who is available on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Football Insider claim both Sunderland and Preston are interested in the 28-year-old who has been a regular for Ipswich this season, scoring 5 goals and providing four assists.

Edwards is soon to be out of contract and recently told the East Anglian Daily Times that he was not expecting any imminent contract talks with the Tractor Boys and is concentrating on helping his side make a late push for the play offs.

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