Sunderland youngster Jordan Pickford has tweeted his gratitude to Bradford City after his loan spell at Valley Parade was brought to an unexpected end today.
Sunderland recalled Pickford from his temporary move with the League One club, with Gus Poyet seemingly not prepared to take any chances with his squad.
Pickford has now reached an age where his move no longer counts as a youth-loan and, therefore, the 24-hour recall clause was set to be removed from the terms of the deal.
It means that Sunderland would have had to wait 28 days to get Pickford back, should they have wanted him, and that could have left them short of cover.
Although the Black Cats do have Costel Pantilimon and Vito Mannone available to them, Poyet obviously felt he needed more options in case of emergency and Pickford was brought back as a result.
The 21-year-old is unlikely to play at the Stadium of Light this season, but his performances whilst on his loan spell suggest he has an exciting future.
Pickford became an ever present for Bradford and looked too good for League One during his time with the Bantams.
His was very much appreciated by their supporters and it seems that move was a thoroughly enjoyable one for Pickford too.
Here is what the youngster had to say on social media site Twitter after learning of his recall to Sunderland.
Loved my time at Bradford playing week in and week out. All the lads and staff have been top draw couldn't of asked for a better loan move !— Jordan Pickford (@JPickford1) March 9, 2015
...... The fans have been top draw as well. Welcoming me and showing there support home and away fixtures was different class #bcafc— Jordan Pickford (@JPickford1) March 9, 2015