Matthews completes Bristol City loan move

Date published: Monday 7th March 2016 12:49

Adam Matthews: Sunderland defender joins Bristol City on loan

Bristol City have confirmed the signing of Sunderland right Adam Matthews on loan for the rest of the season.

The Welshman has only played twice for the Black Cats since moving from Celtic in the summer, but Robins boss Lee Johnson is confident he can reignite the 24-year-old’s career in the Championship.

“He’s a quality, young signing who is hungry to play,” said Johnson.

“He moved to Sunderland for £2million and hasn’t got in the team enough, so he’s keen to come here and prove himself.

“People may think ‘why do we need another right-back?’ It’s a number of things, really. We’re in the market for good players and that’s what Adam is.

“He’s quick with good technique. The risk and reward with any loan is how quickly you can get the player up to speed and get them integrated to the group.

“It gives us the ability to move Luke Ayling into central midfield if we want, which is the position where he began, and we’re still looking in other areas.”

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