TRANSFER DEADLINE: Andy Reid leaves Sunderland to join Blackpool

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ANDY Reid has swapped the east coast for the west by completing a permanent switch from Sunderland to to Blackpool.

The Dubliner has gone to Bloomfield Road for an undisclosed fee.

Blackpool have been fighting off interest from Liverpool and Aston Villa in midfielder Charlie Adam

Capped 27 times by the Republic of Ireland, Reid enjoyed a loan spell with Sheffield United before the turn of the year after recovering from a calf injury that hindered him in the summer.

He joined the Black Cats from Charlton Athletic in January 2008, making 80 appearances and scoring six goals.