Shotton pens permanent Birmingham deal

Ryan Shotton

Ryan Shotton (right) made his Premier League debut for Stoke City in April 2011

Birmingham City have signed defender Ryan Shotton on a permanent basis from Championship rivals Derby County, after having the player at St Andrew’s on loan at the end of last season.

Shotton, 27, played nine times for Blues and scored one goal in a three-month stay between January and April.

The former Stoke City, Wigan and Barnsley player has agreed a deal until 2019 and moves for an undisclosed fee.

He becomes Blues second summer signing after midfielder Robert Tesche.

The club, who are set to change ownership in the coming weeks, finished 10th in the Championship last term, 11 points outside the play-off places.

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