Former Birmingham and West Brom midfielder Darren Carter has become a Robin.
Cheltenham Town have this morning signed former Birmingham and West Brom midfielder Darren Carter on a six month deal.
The midfielder is something of a legend with Birmingham City fans and he had been on trial with the club this summer and even made an appearance from the bench against the Robins.
The 28 year-old arrived at the training ground this morning to put pen to paper and he will be available for this weekend's away game at Aldershot. Darren will be handed squad number 4.
"We're delighted. He has experience and a lot of quality," said Mark Yates.
"It's known that I've been after a midfield player and patience has paid off. We're looking forward to getting him up to speed and getting him involved."
Darren began his career with the Blues, rising up through their youth ranks, and he made his debut for the club at the age of 18 in a 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion. He made over 40 appearances for the club and enjoyed a loan spell with Sunderland before moving to West Brom for a reported £1.5 million. His first goal for the Baggies came in a 2-1 win over Arsenal and that strike won him the club's goal of the season award. He signed for Preston in 2007 and made his debut in a 0-0 draw against Norwich City. Darren found himself transfer listed unfortunately and soon found himself out on loan to Millwall. He was released by Preston and soon suffered a freak groin injury whilst on trial with Brighton and the midfielder has been looking to get himself settled ever since.
Darren was linked with moves to Birmingham City and Walsall this summer but he has opted to join the Robins this morning in a deal which will see him through until January for the time being.
*Darren Carter pictures courtesy of Birmingham City FC.