Poppies snap up Birmingham youngster Cotton

Kettering Town have signed young Birmingham City full-back Perry Cotton on a youth loan deal until March 27.

Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 1:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st March 2016, 1:24 pm
Birmingham City youngster Perry Cotton has become the latest arrival at Latimer Park after he joined Kettering Town on a youth loan

The 19-year-old has been at the Sky Bet Championship club since joining their academy in 2006.

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He has progress through to the under-21 side at St Andrew’s and has made eight appearances for the Development Squad this season.

His first venture out on loan looks to be as a direct replacement for Liam Bateman after the Kettering full-back was ruled out for up to four weeks with a hamstring injury.

The news of Cotton’s move was announced by Birmingham today (Tuesday) ahead of the Poppies’ Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division clash at Slough Town this evening.