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Blues bag Bentley

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Birmingham have signed David Bentley on loan from Tottenham until the end of the season.

The former Blackburn and Arsenal midfielder joined Spurs in July 2008 for a fee of £15million, but has struggled to make an impact at White Hart Lane.

The 26-year-old underwent a medical at St Andrew's earlier this week and has now completed a deal to join Alex McLeish's side.

Subject to his registration being accepted by the Premier League and Football Association, Bentley will be available for Sunday's derby at home to Aston Villa.

Speaking about the deal on Monday, McLeish said: "It will be good to sign him because he has got a bit of quality and class as a footballer.

"His delivery at set-pieces is excellent as well. He is a natural footballer."

Bentley has won seven caps for England, the last of those coming against the Czech Republic in August 2008.

And he also has the honour of being the first Englishman to score at the new Wembley Stadium when he netted for the Under-21s against Italy in March 2007.

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