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.
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.
“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?