Sligo complete Birmingham loan swoop

eircom League First Division club Sligo Rovers have completed the loan signing of Birmingham City youngster Chris Cottrill as the formal link-up between the clubs shows signs of benefiting Rovers on the field – although the Showgrounds’ newest arrival will not be available for selection until July.

Birmingham local boy Cottrill signed a 12-month professional deal at St Andrews a year ago, and joins Rovers to earn valuable experience in a competitive environment.