Derby County were all set to sign Jason Steele from Sunderland in January, but the transfer fell through.
The Sunderland 'keeper joined the Black Cats in the summer but has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Robbin Ruiter.
Goalkeeper Jason Steele will be stuck at Sunderland until the summer after failing to seal a move to Championship rivals Derby County.
Goalkeeper Jason Steele was expected to swap Sunderland for Championship high-flyers Derby County on transfer deadline day.
Sunderland lost 2-0 at Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon.
Sunderland have kept two clean sheets in their last two matches, with Robbin Ruiter in net.
Sunderland keeper Jason Steele is yet to feature since Chris Coleman took charge.
All three were signed by the axed Sunderland boss this past summer.
Jason Steele was far from convincing again for Sunderland - but that can't be said of Vito Mannone, as he inspired Reading's win over Leeds United.
Sunderland have the luxury of bringing Duncan Watmore back from injury.