Talented defender seals Blues switch

By: Ian Hart 29th June 2009


Centre-back Scott Dann is the latest new face at Birmingham


Birmingham City continue to strengthen their newly promoted squad as they look to signal their intent ahead of next season.

They have secured the services of Coventry City centre-back, and club captain, Scott Dann.

Reports suggest that the Blues have spent a club record fee for a defender, rumoured to be in the region of £3.5m.

Liverpool-born Dann began his career at Walsall where he spent four years and made almost 60 appearances.

The 22-year-old had several short loan spells during that time to gain first-team experience.

In January 2008 he made the switch to Coventry and helped them to safety that season as well as earning two England U21 caps.

At the beginning of last season Dann was appointed club captain and it was clear he had the ability to play at another level.

When Birmingham achieved promotion Alex McLeish pounced and offered the promising youngster the chance to test himself against the best attackers in the country.

Dann has also been known to score a goal or two in his career, as Birmingham can testify.

He scored the only goal in a 1-0 win for Coventry against his new employers last season, one of the three goals he scored during the campaign.

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