Roberts to become second summer signing?

Blues are apparently set to complete the signing of Barnsley captain Marc Roberts for a fee of around £3.5m according to Sky Sports.

The 26 year old defender, who joined Barnsley from Halifax in 2015, has supposedly already completed his at medical at Blues and will leave Oakwell in the next few days.

After a deal for John Terry seems to have stalled, Blues boss Harry Redknapp turned his attention to the Barnsley defender and seems as though he may have got his man.

Roberts had been linked with Blues before under former boss Gary Rowett. Burnley have also showed an interest, having a bid rejected in January.

Blues’ Head of Media and Communications, Colin Tattum, added fuel to the fire late on Friday night with the following cryptic tweet, seeming to suggest things were happening at the club late in to the evening.

The 6ft 4in defender began his career playing Non League football and played for Buxton, Worksop Town and his home town of Wakefield. He made 84 appearances for Barnsley and 89 appearances for Halifax.

Barnsley seem to have already brought in a replacement having announced the signing of Ethan Pinnock from Forest Green Rovers this evening.

In other Blues news, Andrew Shinnie has joined Luton Town on loan for the season.

The midfielder spent last season on loan with Hibernian and helped them win the Scottish Championship title scoring scoring 3 goals in 32 appearances. Shinnie joined Blues from Inverness and spent a period with Rotherham on loan in 2016 after falling down the pecking order at Blues.


Former season ticket holder in the Tilton. Originally from Solihull but now exiled in Leicestershire