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DANNY JOINS ON LOAN

21 September 2012

Premier League defender Higginbotham arrives on month deal from Stoke and goes straight into squad for Charlton clash

Town have signed Danny Higginbotham on a month’s loan from Stoke.

The 33-year-old is travelling down from the Potteries tonight and will be added to the squad for Saturday’s game against Charlton.

Danny started his career at Manchester United and made a handful of appearances – as well as having a loan stay at Royal Antwerp in Belgium - before joining Derby in July 2000 in a £2m move.

After three years and 86 League appearances he headed to Southampton in 2003 in a £1.5m deal, spending three years with the club before signing for Stoke.

In the summer of 2007 he was on the move again, joining Sunderland – where he became a team-mate of Carlos Edwards. The Black Cats paid £2.5m for him but he returned to Stoke the following season.

He has clocked up 109 League games for the Potters, scoring 11 goals and also spent three months on loan at Nottingham Forest last term, where he lined up alongside Luke Chambers.   

“We have been trying to add to our options at the back for a while and Danny has been on our radar through the summer,” Town boss Paul Jewell told the Club website.

“He will bring a wealth of experience to the squad and we’re obviously delighted to have him with us.”

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