Sunderland has announced that midfielder David Vaughan has joined Nottingham Forest on loan.
The 30-year-old has moved to the Championship side until the January 29, 2014.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet said the loan move will allow Vaughan to get more playing time.
Middlesbrough have been denied what would have been a seventh win in a row.
But a goal-less draw at Nottingham Forest did add another useful away point to the promotion campaign. Boro are second in the table - just one point off the leaders, Crystal Palace.