Having enjoyed a successful loan period at the League One club and no offer of a new contract seemingly forthcoming at the Stadium Of Light, Blair Adams has left Sunderland to join Coventry City on a permanent deal.
The move has come as little surprise with Danny Rose, Jack Colback, Phil Bardsley and even Matt Kilgallon blocking his route to the left-back spot at the club currently, but you would have expected the once highly-touted youngster to make at least one appearance for the club. Alas, he made none.
Coventry City boss Mark Robins however is delighted by this as he snapped up the former England Under-20 international on a two and a half year deal;
He has proven capable of playing at a consistent level and he will, I am sure, be an asset to us.
He also has the personal qualities I am looking for in players I recruit. He is professional and determined to succeed and we welcome him to Coventry City on a permanent contract.
It's a shame Adams never had a look in here, but I'm sure he'll be a great success at League One level and above based on what limited action we've seen of him in the reserves, and on various loan spells around the Football League.