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American joins Championship side

By | 3rd August 2011

United States international Jonathan Spector has signed for Championship side Birmingham on a free transfer. The former West Ham United defender played well when called up by the Hammers last season, but now finds himself a division lower after the Blues faced relegation last season.

Despite plying his trade in the nPower¬†Championship now, Spector will have the chance to impress in the Europa League thanks to the club’s unlikely Carling Cup triumph over Arsenal last season.

“Jonathan is a player who has got experience of playing in the Premier League and as an international for America so he has good credentials. And at 25 he’s at a very good age,” Birmingham boss Chris Hughton told the club’s official website.

“He is versatile and can play in a few positions. I think he will be a big asset for this club.”

Spector’s last club, West Ham, also find themselves in the Championship after a difficult relegation battle last season, so will have the chance to impress against his old side.

Birmingham fans will be looking forward to Spector’s versatility, as the American showed his midfield merits against Manchester United last season by scoring a brace.

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