Gardner completes Blues switch

26 January 2010 04:01
The former England Under-21 international makes the switch across the city after 79 appearances for Villa.[LNB]He had found first-team opportunities limited under Martin O'Neill this season and becomes Alex McLeish's second signing of the current transfer window following former Sporting Gijon midfielder Michel.[LNB]The versatile 23-year-old, who has also been used at full-back, was a member of Stuart Pearce's squad which reached the European Under-21 Championship final last year, captaining the team in their final group game against Germany.[LNB]He was not registered with the Premier League in time to be eligible for Birmingham's trip to Chelsea on Wednesday but is raring to go with his boyhood club.[LNB]He told their official website: "I'm over the moon, especially being at the club I supported as a boy.[LNB]"I just can't wait to get out there, put the shirt on and do well for the club. I have not slept properly for the last three or four days waiting until the deal to be done. Now it's done it's unbelievable."[LNB][LNB] Transfer Specials. Click here to bet.  

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