Date: 27th July 2017 at 12:57pm
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On Wednesday, Jason Steele returned to the North East as the Blackburn goalkeepers exit for Sunderland was announced.

A statement on the Official Website said: ‘Rovers goalkeeper Jason Steele has today joined Championship club Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.’

I guess we can now say Tony Mowbray’s decision to include two substitute keepers on the bench for the victory at Grimsby was made for a reason as Steele, 26, of course signed from Middlesbrough in 2014 on loan and permanently in January 2015, left for Sunderland the following day.

Shot-stopper Steele, who made 120 appearances for Rovers, has signed a four year deal at the Stadium of Light.

‘The club would like to wish Jason every success in the future,’ concluded the statement.

Meanwhile, Mowbray has confirmed Craig Conway could miss the start of the League One season.

Commenting on his hamstring strain he told the Official Website: ‘Craig will probably miss the start of the season, another couple of weeks and then he will have to come back and start training. It’s just a hamstring problem, it’s not a long-term thing, just another week or so.’

The boss does expect Corry Evans and Darragh Lenihan, both sat out Grimsby, to return for Friday’s trip to Brunton Park to face Carlisle in the final pre-season friendly.

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