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Birmingham Sign Defender

Birmingham City have today completed the signing of Jonathan Grounds on a two-year deal. Grounds was linked with Birmingham fairly early on after the season had finished.

Grounds, 26, plays mainly at left back but the official site have confirmed he will be considered a possible centre-back. Grounds joins up with Birmingham officially on July 1st.

Grounds most notable first team spell was last time out with Oldham Athletic where he made 106 appearances.

Birmingham have needed some strengthening at left back since David Murphy was forced to retire and Mitch Hancox has found himself similarly injury prone. Lee Clark has worked with Grounds previously at Norwich whilst Chief Scout Malcolm Crosby knows of Grounds through his previous spell with Middlesbrough.

Lee Clark told to official site that Jonathan`s versatility would be important for the team, which would fit in with the theme that Grounds could be set to play a bit-part covering role within the team.

Birmingham still have no new injection of finances or a guarantee of a takeover, Lee Clark has therefore pressed on with budget conscious signings. Birmingham are making this transfer happen as Grounds was not retained by Oldham and his wages are more than likely below the reported £5,000 a week wage cap at the club.

What do you think of Grounds joining? Please leave your comments below!







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Writer:Christopher Handy
Date:Monday June 2 2014
Time: 3:14PM

Comments

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We need to get some players in as the squad is so small, so the early timing suits us, not expecting him to be great but that comes with the budget we're on
Chrisblues
02/06/2014 15:20:00
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We're never going to attract top players for a very long time, all I ask out of Mr Grounds is that he gives 100 per cent every game.
mark lowe
02/06/2014 15:55:00
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Never heard of him, don't know who he is, but at least its a signing..
ballache
02/06/2014 15:59:00
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I'm just surprised that somebody has ben found that actually wants to play for Blues.
toilet dweller
02/06/2014 18:05:00
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haha very funny, we're still a championship club in case you forgot
Chrisblues
03/06/2014 15:51:00
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