Blues go to Grounds

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June 2, 2014 by bluenosebible

Jonathan Grounds has become Birmingham City’s first signing of the summer after signing on a free transfer from Oldham Athletic.

Jonathan-Grounds-Oldham_2865786The 26-year-old signed a two year contract to keep him at St. Andrews until 2016.

The Middlesbrough academy graduate spent five years as a professional on Teeside before joining the Latics two years ago.

This will not be the first time Grounds has played in the second tier after spending a loan spell at Norwich in the 2008/09 season and at Boro for a brief time.

In an interview with Blues TV the left back said; “I’m really excited. I spoke to the manager this morning and it’s something that I jumped at.

“It’s a good opportunity for myself to be playing back in the Championship and what the manager wants to I’ve bought into that as well so hopefully we can have a successful time while I’m here.

“I’ve played games at this level before and just thought at the time I needed to go and play games somewhere, but I’ve always thought of myself as being able to play at this level.

IMG_6639JPG“I prefer to play at full back as it is the position I have always played growing up, but I can always fill in at centre half when needed.

“I’m someone who is committed, but I also like to get the ball down and play and get the ball into the opposition’s box.

I think a successful season would be a mid-table finish. After what happened last season, we need to build and kick on.”

 

What are your thoughts on the new signing?

 

By Oliver Osborn

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One thought on “Blues go to Grounds

  1. johnblue says:

    How can we be signing players, when it’s not known who will own the club and where is the money to pay his wages coming from ? Has a decision on ownership been made and if so, when will the supporters be informed. Until I get confirmation that BIH are NOT running the club, I will not renew my season ticket. As and when, new owners are in place, I will renew.

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