Thursday, 7 July 2011

Latest Addition

With pre-season beginning to pick up some momentum and players coming back into full training, the transfer window is starting to get a little busier, and Blues have made another addition to the squad in the form of former Wigan Athletic defender Steven Caldwell.

The Scotland international penned a deal earlier today which will see him at St. Andrews for two years, and as a central defender will seemingly fill the vacant space that will sooner rather than later be left by Scott Dann, whom has a number of Premier League clubs keeping tabs on him, with Stoke City heavily interested in bringing him to the club.

Caldwell has Championship experience already to his name, with promotions from the league with first Sunderland and later Burnley under his belt. During his time at Burnley he was made captain, indicating strong commitment and leadership skills which will be a huge asset in Birmingham’s push for promotion this coming season.

He will join team mates in pre-season training, which began on Monday with - despite rumours - all players being in attendance, excluding Jean Beausejour who is away on international duty with Chile in the Copa Amercia.

Players were reported to be in high spirits and although it seems inevitable that at least two or three more players will depart from the club before the season begins, for the time being we have a strong Championship squad that is more than able to compete for promotion. Additions to the squad like Steven Caldwell can only improve our chances of bouncing straight back to the top table of England football.

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