New Arrivals, Injuries and the Europa League for Birmingham City Football Club

with the signing of Senegalese international Guirane N’Daw from Saint Etienne.

The 27-year-old defensive midfielder has joined on an extended loan until the New Year and becomes Birmingham City’s ninth signing of the transfer window.

N’Daw began his career in 2002 at French side Sochaux where he made 122 appearances. He then moved to Nantes in 2008 before joining Saint Etienne after completing a successful season-long loan.

He was loaned out to Spain’s Real Zaragoza last season, making nine appearances for the La Liga side.

The new arrival, who has played for his country 36 times has been handed the Birmingham City number 8 shirt and despite being ineligible for Thursday’s Europa play-off tie against C.D. Nacional, it is understood that he will be available for Sunday’s Championship clash away at Watford.

The reason for the speedy and unexpected signing of Guirane N’Daw was the injury sustained by Birmingham’s Jordan Mutch who has had an operation on his ankle and will be sidelined for up to three months.

The youngster suffered the injury in a training ground accident at Wast Hills last week and a scan has revealed a break.

The 19-year-old has since gone under the knife to rectify the problem.

Manager Chris Hughton told the official website “It has been confirmed that he has broken his ankle which will keep him out for a period of about three months and that is a big blow for us.

“Jordon was a big player for us in the pre-season period and in the first couple of games and his form was very good.

“But these are the unfortunate things you have to work around and of course that will always give someone else an opportunity.”

As the Birmingham City board prepare for the Europa  ufabet ทีเด็ดบอลสเต็ป  play-off match against Portugal’s C.D. Nacional they have asked the fans to arrive early and to especially be on their best behaviour to avoid any heavy fines and sanctions. The club have also reminded the supporters of the UEFA regulations forbidding the sale of alcohol inside St Andrew’s Stadium during the match.

Sharp eyed Blues fans may also spot the difference with the St Andrew’s playing surface for this match with UEFA rules insisting on the pitch being 68 metres in width as opposed to the usual 66. The length will however remain at 100 metres.

It has been confirmed that Birmingham City’s ticket allocation for the Europa League, Group H clash with Club Brugge KV on Thursday October 20th will be a maximum of 1,500.