Benji Kimpioka hands Sunderland major boost as Newcastle United outcast Matty Longstaff also plays in Wear-Tyne U23 derby

Benji Kimpioka has made his Sunderland return in the Under-23 clash with Newcastle United this lunchtime.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 12:47 pm
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Lee Johnson has so far been unable to call on Kimpioka, who signed a new deal last summer, due to injury.

But his return is a further boost for promotion-chasing Sunderland as the season reaches the ‘business end’.

Meanwhile, Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff makes an appearance in the NUFC side.

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Longstaff has been out of the first team picture under Steve Bruce recently.

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