Hart heads to Birmingham on loan

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has joined newly promoted Premier League club Birmingham City on a season-long loan. "I know he will relish the prospect of regular Premier League action, which is vital at this stage in his career," Manchester City manager Mark Hughes told the club website on Wednesday. The England under-21 player was the club's first choice before the arrival of Ireland international Shay Given last season and had fallen further down the pecking order with the signing of Stuart Taylor from Aston Villa on Tuesday.