SUNDERLAND are on the verge of adding a second Coventry City player to Jack Ross' squad.

The Northern Echo has been told the Black Cats have agreed a deal to sign central defender Jordan Willis and a deal will be announced in the next 24 hours.

The 24-year-old rejected the offer of a new deal with the Sky Blues and now he is on Wearside to complete a move to Sunderland.

Willis will team up with former Coventry goalkeeper Lee Burge, who made his debut against South Shields on Thursday night.

Ross spoke after that game about how he was close to signing a new defensively minded talent.

Willis is another who has spent his career at Coventry and he has attracted interest from the Championship, but has opted for Sunderland.

He has been a regular in the defence for Coventry but has decided the time is right for a new challenge.

Once the Willis deal is confirmed he will become Sunderland's third senior first team signing of the summer following Burge and Conor McLaughlin's arrivals.