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Cambridge United midfielder to join Yeovil Town on season-long loan

Cambridge United midfielder Lewis Simper. Picture: Simon Lankester
Cambridge United midfielder Lewis Simper. Picture: Simon Lankester

Cambridge United midfielder Lewis Simper will spend this season on loan at Yeovil Town.

The 19-year-old will make the switch to the Vanarama National League side for the 2021/22 campaign to continue his development.

Simper, who is an academy product of the U's, signed a contract extension this summer, but will head to the Glovers in order to get valuable minutes having had a successful spell at Concord Rangers last season.

“This loan gives Lewis an excellent opportunity to build on his strong conclusion to last season, stepping up a level to the National League,” said United head coach Mark Bonner.

“A loan for Lewis was always a strong possibility this season, and the recent addition of Jensen Weir and this opportunity coming about now, makes it the perfect time for him to experience a first team environment with a more realistic chance of senior match minutes.

“We have seen how good Darren Sarll and Yeovil Town have been for Tom Knowles and hope that Lewis will rise to the challenge of competing for a regular starting place in the team, coping with the physical demands that brings and adjusting to a new environment.

“When Lewis signed an extension to his contract in the summer we highlighted his potential and believe this is the next step in his development towards our first team.”

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