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Birmingham complete loan signing of Bowyer

January 9, 2009

Birmingham have completed the loan signing of West Ham midfielder Lee Bowyer until the end of the season.

The 32-year-old will become Alex McLeish's fifth signing of the January transfer window after Keith Fahey, Robin Shroot, Scott Sinclair and Hameur Bouazza all joined the Championship side.

McLeish said: ''Lee's a dynamic player and I want to bring a dynamic look back to the team.

''Roy Aitken, one of my assistants, has worked with him at Leeds and knows him as an attacking midfielder but he also knows that Lee can give a lot to the team as well.''

Bowyer rejoined West Ham when he returned to the Boleyn Ground from Newcastle in June 2006 but so far this campaign has featured in only seven games for the Hammers, scoring one goal - in the club's 4-1 Carling Cup win over Macclesfield.