Birmingham seal Gardner signing

26 January 2010 03:50
Birmingham have signed midfielder Craig Gardner from Aston Villa for £3m, on a four-and-a-half year contract.The 23-year-old, who came through the youth ranks at Villa, has only made three appearances this season, one of which was in the Premier League. [LNB]Gardner is ineligible for Birmingham's trip to Chelsea on Wednesday as the deal was not finalised in time. [LNB]"I'm over the moon, especially being at the club I supported as a boy," Gardner told the Birmingham website. [LNB]After making his Villa debut in 2005, the former England Under-21 international made 79 appearances for Villa, scoring six goals. [LNB]More to follow.

Source: BBC_Sport