Derby County defender Ryan Shotton has joined fellow Sky Bet Championship side Birmingham City on loan.

The 27-year-old has linked up with the Blues, who are managed by former Derby defender Gary Rowett, for the rest of the current campaign.

Shotton, who joined Derby from Barclays Premier League side Stoke City in August 2014, initially on loan, has been limited to just seven appearances this season.

In total the Stoke-on-Trent born player has appeared 36 times in a Rams shirt.

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