Championship - West Brom sign Ridgewell, Andrews

Tue, 31 Jan 23:14:00 2012

West Bromwich Albion have signed Birmingham City's Liam Ridgewell and Blackburn Rovers midfielder Keith Andrews.

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Ridgewell, 27, has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at The Hawthorns to seal his move across the Midlands for an undisclosed fee. The contract includes an option for the Baggies to extend that deal by another year.

The former Aston Villa defender, who can play at full-back or in the centre of defence, did not complete his move in time to be eligible for West Brom's Premier League trip to Fulham on Wednesday evening.

Andrews has signed on a free transfer from Rovers until the end of the season. He impressed on loan with Ipswich Town in the first half of the season.

"Keith is a player I know well and have admired for several years," said manager Roy Hodgson.

"He's a flexible midfielder who can play in a number of roles across midfield. He will bring experience to the squad and also has a good goalscoring record.

"We're delighted to have him on board as we look to achieve or our primary target, which is to secure a third successive season of Barclays Premier League football."


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