Bradford City supporters have been left disappointed after Sunderland opted to recall Jordan Pickford from his loan spell at Valley Parade today.
Pickford has reached an age where the move is no longer is classed as a youth-loan and Sunderland decided against letting him stay with Bradford any longer.
This is largely down to the fact that they would have to wait 28 days if they wanted to recall Pickford from now on, and Gus Poyet was clearly not willing to take any risks.
Although the 21-year-old goalkeeper is not likely to break into Sunderland's team this season, they could have been short of cover if either Vito Mannone or Costel Pantilimon got injured and Poyet's decision was obviously made with this in mind.
Despite the logic behind Sunderland's decision it has still frustrated Bradford supporters who have seen Pickford become one of their standout performers this season.
The youngster has been a virtual ever-present in goal since arriving at the club and his displays suggest he has a very bright future.
An excellent shot-stopper, who is also a commanding presence, Pickford already looks too good for League One and his departure has been met with widespread disappointment.
Here is the best reaction from Bradford supporters on social media site Twitter.
Pickford being recalled :( shame is a good keeper who will play premier league for a long time— TL (@TomLove_18) March 9, 2015
Sad to hear Pickford gone back. Would have liked him to stay on til the end as key part of our promotion campaign #bcafc— BantamJo (@jegolton) March 9, 2015
I was under the impression Sunderland had about 4 keepers, so do they really need to be able to recall Pickford? Sours grapes from Poyet?— Neil Blackburn (@hgtebantam31) March 9, 2015
Sunderland not allowing Pickford to stay at City is a joke, why do they need him when they have Pantilimon AND Mannone?! #bcafc— Joseph Bentley (@jbentley1994) March 9, 2015
Pickford been recalled then, good young keeper learning his trade. saying that we've a great gk in Williams who's been unlucky #bcafc— Adam Ellis (@Adam_Ellis1986) March 9, 2015
Losing Jordan Pickford! Hell of a blow that. He's been class— jon newsholme (@jonnewsholme) March 9, 2015