Carsley joins Birmingham

Republic of Ireland midfielder Lee Carsley completed his move from Everton to Birmingham after passing a medical on Tuesday.

Birmingham-born Carsley, 34, had already agreed a two-year contract with the Championship club after turning down a new deal to stay at Goodison Park.

He has now sealed the move to Alex McLeish's recently relegated team following a successful medical.

"I wanted a new challenge and I didn't necessarily want to go to another Premier League club and struggle with them," Carsley told Birmingham's website.