Academy of Light: Pybus and Blinco depart

Jordan Blinco and Dan Pybus have left Sunderland AFC by mutual consent.

Blinco, 20, joined the club from Darlington in 2012 and he made an instant impact with the club’s under-18s, playing a key role as Elliott Dickman’s side reached the U18 Premier League semi-finals.

After cementing his spot during the following season, the Durham-born youngster made a number of cameos for the under-23s before joining Norwegian side Bergsoy on loan in March 2016.

Pybus, 19, made the step up to under-23 level at the start of the campaign after scoring 15 goals in 23 games for the under-18s last season.

The club would like to wish the duo well in their future careers.

There were also a number of loan outgoings at the Academy of Light yesterday, with Oliver Pain, Tom Beadling and Andrew Nelson departing.

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