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Craig Gardner seals 3m dream move from Aston Villa to Birmingham

26 Jan 2010 17:02:43

Craig Gardner seals 3m dream move from Aston Villa to Birmingham

Birmingham have signed midfielder Craig Gardner for £3million from local rivals Aston Villa.   The former England Under 21 international makes the switch across the city after 79 appearances for Villa and has signed a four-and-a-half-year contract.   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. Fan-tastic move: Gardner has joined the team he's always supported 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.   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.   He told their official website: 'I'm over the moon, especially being at the club I supported as a boy. '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.'  Russians look to beat Birmingham City for Rangers' record man Kris BoydAston Villa midfielder Gardner set to seal move to Midland rivals BirminghamALL THE MIDWEEK BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE AND CARLING CUP TEAM NEWSNottingham Forest set to extend their loan deal for Villa full-back ShoreyASTON VILLA FC


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