A lack of game time meant Lewis Simper’s loan spell at Yeovil Town was “probably coming to an end” before his recall, according to Cambridge United manager Mark Bonner.

The midfielder was recalled by the League One side on Tuesday after a spate of injuries and suspensions left them with only one recognised midfielder.

Simper was an unused substitute in the 1-1 draw at Doncaster Rovers last night.

Speaking after that match, Bonner said: “He hasn’t played so much (at Yeovil) and it was one we were always quite focused on.

“The loan spell was probably coming to an end there anyway because of the limited game time he has had, so we will consider that.

“At some time he needs a really good run of games, so that will happen at some point.

For now he is with us and we’ll see what happens.”

Simper joined on a season-long loan spell in July but has been unavailable for almost all of his time at Huish Park having suffered with COVID-19 and then picked up a leg injury.

The arrival of Sonny Blu Lo-Everton limited his chances even further and Simper has played just 16 minutes as a substitute for the final ten minutes of extra time in the FA Cup replay win at W*ymouth and six minutes at Grimsby Town last weekend.

Speaking following the midweek win over Woking, Glovers’ boss Darren Sarll suggested both player and club would be interested in Simper making a return to Huish Park.


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