The club are close to signing Aston Villa midfielder Gary Gardner on loan, according to the Birmingham Mail journalist Brian Dick, with the deal expected to be completed “later today.”
The 26-year-old will link up with his older brother Craig in midfield, and the pair reportedly travelled together to the training ground today so Gary could have his medical.
The younger sibling has spent his entire career at out fiercest rivals but he has been on loan spells at five different clubs during the last seven years.
Last campaign, he spent the season on loan at Barnsley. He played 31 games in all competitions for the Tykes, scoring two goals and providing two assists.
With Maikel Kieftenbeld and Cheikh N’Doye both able to play as holding midfielders, it seems like we are already covered in the position, but the long-term injury to David Davis may have changed things.
Still, I’m surprised if we do sign the Villa midfielder as although we could do with strengthening in the middle of the park, I thought we would go after a more offensive player.