Former Celtic defender Adam Matthews has moved to Bristol City on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 24-year-old left Paradise during the summer for a fee of around £2 million to join the Premier league side but made just two appearances – both of which came in August – since his move to the Black Cats.

Matthews missed a six weeks with ankle ligament damage and failed to impress current manager Sam Allardyce since his return to full match fitness.

The Welsh international defender could make his debut for The Robins tonight away to Wolves at Molineux as they fight for survival in the second tier of English football.

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During his time at Celtic, he proved to be a useful asset that could play both full-back positions, making 150 appearances in his four years at the club.

After hitting out at the quality of Scottish football, Matthews has seen his criticism come back to haunt him as he struggles to get into a struggling Sunderland side.

His move on loan to Bristol City – who are 20th and just five points clear of the relegation zone – is further evidence that the grass isn’t always greener for players leaving Celtic.

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