Birmingham line up Derby defender Shotton

Date published: Thursday 28th January 2016 11:15

Ryan Shotton: Heading to Birmingham

Birmingham City are lining up a move for Derby County defender Ryan Shotton, sources have told

Shotton has seen his first-team opportunities at Derby limited this season, making just six appearances in the Championship so far this term.

The 27-year-old initially joined Derby on loan from Stoke in the summer of 2014 before making the move permanent the following January.

Shotton made 27 appearances and scored two goals during his first season at Derby, but he has dropped down the pecking order under Paul Clement this term.

Clement is thought to be open to the idea of letting Shotton go out on loan in search of regular first-team football with Cyrus Christie first-choice right-back at the iPro Stadium.

Birmingham boss Gary Rowett is a big fan of Shotton and he sees his versatility as a key addition to his plans as he looks to maintain his side’s push for promotion.

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