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Birmingham City sign Marc Roberts from Barnsley

Birmingham City sign Barnsley centre-back Marc Roberts "for an undisclosed fee", with the 26-year-old signing a five-year contract at St Andrews.

Birmingham City have signed Barnsley centre-back Marc Roberts on a five-year contract "for an undisclosed fee".

The 26-year-old has spent each of the last two seasons with Barnsley, helping the club reach the Championship during the 2015-16 campaign, before making 40 appearances in England's second tier last season.

"I'm happy to be at such a big club," Roberts told BluesTV. "There's been a lot of rumours and a lot of clubs interested but when a manager like Harry Redknapp comes along and asks for your signature you've got to take it seriously.

"There are some really good players here and from my point of view I want to help the football club get promoted. That's the end aim. I pride myself on clean sheets. I'm a defender first and foremost.

"My job is to protect the goalkeeper and let the more technical players go and score goals. I'm a heart on my sleeve type of player. I'll give my all every game and I want to win. I'm addicted to winning and it can only be a good trait."

Birmingham have also been strongly linked with a move for former Chelsea captain John Terry, although it is understood that Aston Villa have won the race for the centre-back's signature.

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