As Curtis Davies looks set to complete his move to Birmingham from Villa, another defender leaves. Young defender Dan Preston has joined Hereford on a youth loan until the end of the season.

According to Sky Sports News, a source close to the player has confirmed that Davies has agreed a three-and-a-half year contract at St. Andrews.


Meanwhile, Preston, 19, spent two months on loan at Hereford a year ago and has moved back there with a view of gaining first team experience.

Hereford manager Jamie Pitman said: "Dan is a very promising young defender and we're delighted to have him back with us. The games are coming thick and fast now and we will need a strong squad for the coming weeks." 


Meanwhile, Nikola Zigic could be on his way out of the Midlands club. A report on claims that reports in Spain say that a loan move has been lined up for the striker who has scored just two goals in 19 league appearances this season.


Zigic has been in poor form since joining Birmingham last summer but changed the game when he was introduced as a half-time substitute in Blues' Carling Cup semi-final win over West Ham on Wednesday. 

This comes just six months after Birmingham paid Valencia £6 million for his services.

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