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Southend United reportedly interested in Justin Donawa

Justin Donawa has reportedly attracted interest from a couple of clubs despite being sidelined since last December with an ankle injury

Vanarama National League side Southend United are rumoured to be interested in signing Bermuda forward Justin Donawa.

Donawa is a Solihull Moors player and has been offered a new deal, as his existing contract expires at the end of this month.

His season ended early because of a fractured distal fibula in his ankle last December, with the winger forced to watch from the sidelines as the club reached the promotion play-off final, losing 2-1 after extra time to Grimsby Town.

Donawa, who suffered the injury in a 0-0 draw away to Eastleigh, remains a part of Solihull’s plans for next season, although there has been no confirmation that he will accept the new offer.

The winger has made 40 appearances for Solihull since joining the club from Darlington, scoring six goals. Last season he made 16 appearances in all competitions and scored twice.

Donawa has made 21 appearances for Bermuda, scoring three goals, including two against Bahamas in a World Cup qualifier.

According to Non-League Files, Southend and Torquay United are interested in signing the 25-year-old, who will be able to move as a free agent if he does not agree terms with Solihull by the end of the month.

Kevin Maher, the Southend manager, has previously said that the club are making progress with bringing in new faces ahead of the new season.

After completing deals to sign two players, he said: “There’s a lot going on and we’re talking to our targets.

“Progress has been made, and I’d like to think we’re getting closer with two or three but things can take longer than you’d like or expect at times, especially with people being away, but things are moving the right way.

“I’m pleased with the work we’re doing and hopefully, we will have more news to share soon.”

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Published June 24, 2022 at 8:17 am (Updated June 24, 2022 at 8:17 am)

Southend United reportedly interested in Justin Donawa

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