Former Toon Defender Pulls On The Boots!

Last updated : 23 February 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor

The 32-year-old retired from the game, but after a rethink, he went on trial with Blues two weeks ago.

They obviously see more in the Irish right-back than Watford and West Ham, who both ran the rule over him but decided to 'pass' on the option.

Manager Alex McLeish: "We've been looking to strengthen the full-back position and are pleased to bring in Stephen as he brings with him great experience.

"He has not played for a while but there's no doubt he is a quality player who can definitely bring something to the side once he is fully match fit."