Sam-Yorke recalled by Cambridge

Lincoln City’s on-loan forward Delano Sam-Yorke has been recalled by Cambridge just days after manager Gary Simpson said he was irritated by constant speculation about his future.

Sam-Yorke has been recalled by his Cambridge United, bringing his time at Sincil Bank (pictured above) to an end. Photo: Tom Larken
Sam-Yorke has been recalled by Cambridge United, bringing his time at Sincil Bank (pictured above) to an end. Photo: Tom Larken
The forward joined the club on loan from high-flying Cambridge United last month, but picked up an ankle injury following the 1-1 draw against Chester.

He netted three times in his nine appearances for The Imps while his parent club have been brushed aside by Luton Town at the top of the table.

Simpson said: “Whether it’s going to be a permanent recall, who knows. He hasn’t trained here for a fortnight really. They’re going to assess him today, but there’s no point hiding behind the fact they’ve recalled him.

“It’s a big loss for everybody and it’s a big loss for the lad because he was really enjoying it here. He fitted in to how we were, it suited us and it suited him and he knew that as much as I did.”

Cambridge lost more ground on Luton during the week as they were beaten by Braintree as the Hatters swept aside Wrexham.

The Imps boss admitted the U’s have been going through “a sticky patch” and felt a phone call from Richard Money’s side was inevitable.

Speaking after the draw with Chester on Saturday, Simpson branded speculation about the forward “monotonous”.

He added that the club would try to extend the deal beyond the original expiry date of Saturday, April 5th if they could.

“We put an offer in, and I’ve gone through this on numerous occasions, which was accepted by Cambridge. Delano and his dad, who is his agent, did not want to commit at that stage and they wanted to wait,” Simpson added.

“He knows we still want him. I’ve been on the phone all night and this morning trying to get another one in.”

Lincoln City take on Aldershot Town in their next match on Saturday, March 1st.

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