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JACK STORER MAKES GLOUCESTER CITY LOAN MOVE

JACK STORER HAS JOINED NON-LEAGUE SIDE GLOUCESTER CITY ON A SHORT-TERM LOAN.

The loan period runs until 5 January, 2018 and Storer will be eligible to play in both league and cup games.

Gloucester, who are managed by Tim Harris, are in the National League South, where they currently occupy 13th spot

They play their home games at the 3,000 capacity Spiers & Hartwell Jubilee Stadium in Evesham.

It will be 19-year-old Storer’s second stint out on loan, following time at Yeovil Town early in 2017.

This season the striker has made six appearances for Blues Under-23s after coming off the substitutes’ bench and scored a solitary goal.

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SHEFFIELD UNITED AWAY GAME TO BE SHOWN ON SKY

BLUES’ SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP AWAY FIXTURE AT SHEFFIELD UNITED IS TO BE SCREENED LIVE ON SKY SPORTS.

Due to the television selection, the match has been put back until 5.30pm on Saturday 25 November 2017 at Bramall Lane.

This latest television fixture follows on from Sky Sports’ decision to show Blues’ matches against Cardiff City, Millwall and Aston Villa in October.

The next batch of Sky selections (16 December 2017 – 13 January 2018) will be confirmed to clubs by 3 November.

STEVE COTTERILL APPOINTED MANAGER

THE CLUB HAS TODAY APPOINTED STEVE COTTERILL AS MANAGER.

Cotterill has agreed a two-and-a-half year contract.

Lee Carsley will be Cotterill’s Assistant Manager.

First Team Coach Paul Groves and Goalkeeper Coach Kevin Hitchcock will also stay and form the rest of Cotterill’s backroom staff.

After a comprehensive and thorough process the Club identified Cotterill as the right man to move Blues forward.

Cotterill, 53, will formally take charge of team affairs on Monday.

BLUES V ASTON VILLA TICKET DETAILS

TICKETS ARE NOW ON GENERAL SALE FOR BLUES’ SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP FIXTURE AGAINST ASTON VILLA AT ST. ANDREW’S ON SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER.

Blues v Aston Villa
Sky Bet Championship
St. Andrew’s Stadium
Sunday 29 October 2017 (12 noon kick-off)

Tickets are now on general sale to Blues supporters with a previous booking history at St. Andrew’s.

Limited seats are available in the Kop lower stand. Only restricted view seats are now left in the Tilton. Please book early to avoid missing out.

Hull Away Issues

If you went to Hull and you witnessed what happened and want to contact hull about the issue.  If it’s a safety issue and complaints regarding stewarding and safety make sure that you email their Safety Officer – Garry.Neal@hulltigers.com.

BIRMINGHAM CITY Summer Transfers

In
Craig Gardner – West Brom (undisclosed)

Marc Roberts – Barnsley (undisclosed)

David Stockdale – Brighton (free)

Cheikh Ndoye – Angers (free)

Isaac Vassell – Luton (undisclosed)

Harlee Dean – Brentford (undisclosed)

Jason Lowe – Blackburn (free)

Cohen Bramall – Arsenal (loan)

Sam Gallagher – Southampton (loan)

Carl Jenkinson – Arsenal (loan)

Jeremie Boga – Chelsea (loan)

Jota – Brentford (undisclosed)

Maxim Colin – Brentford (undisclosed)

Liam Walsh – Everton (loan)

Out

Kerim Frei – Istanbul Basaksehir (undisclosed)

Adam Legzdins – Burnley (undisclosed)

Ryan Shotton – Middlesbrough (undisclosed)

Greg Stewart – Aberdeen (loan)

Andrew Shinnie – Luton (loan)

Viv Solomon-Otabor – Blackpool (loan)

Diego Fabbrini – Real Oviedo (loan)

Dan Scarr – Wycombe (loan)

Clayton Donaldson – Sheffield United (undisclosed) 

Maikel Kieftenbeld – Derby (undisclosed)

Keita –  Bologna (loan) 

Tesche Bochum (loan)

BLUES SWOOP FOR ISAAC VASSELL

THE CLUB HAS TODAY SIGNED ISAAC VASSELL FROM LUTON TOWN FOR AN UNDISCLOSED FEE.

The highly-rated striker has penned a four-year contract.

Vassell has been given squad number 11 and is eligible to make his Blues debut in Tuesday’s home game against Bolton Wanderers.

Vassell, 23, spent only one full season at Luton but his performances marked him down as one of game’s most exciting talents.

Blessed with searing pace, Vassell was being watched by a host of other clubs but Blues acted decisively to bring him to St. Andrew’s.

Vassell, a cousin of former Aston Villa and England striker Darius Vassell, was born in Newquay and came through the youth ranks at Plymouth Argyle.

He made 10 appearances for the Pilgrims and after being released by the Home Park club resurrected his career at Truro City.

He scored 28 times in 98 games, firing Truro to promotion from the Southern Premier Division and then qualification for the National League South Play-Offs.

His transfer to Luton came after a two-week trial, with their chief recruitment officer Mick Harford instrumental in spotting him.

In 2016-17, Vassell netted 14 goals from 53 appearances and helped the Hatters to the League Two Play-Off Semi-finals.

He netted in the first leg 3-2 defeat at Blackpool before Luton drew the Kenilworth Road return 3-3.

This season he played in both Luton league matches, finding the back of the net twice in their stunning 8-2 opening day victory over Yeovil Town.

Vassell becomes Blues fifth signing of the transfer window after David Stockdale, Marc Roberts, Cheikh Ndoye, with Craig Gardner’s loan being made permanent.