Dion Sanderson is back at Blues!

Dion Sanderson is back at Blues!

Blues are delighted to announce the return of Dion Sanderson.

The 22-year-old joins the Club on a season-long loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers and becomes the first signing by new Head Coach, John Eustace.

This comes 12 months on from him agreeing to another move to B9, during which he made 16 appearances and helped the team record six clean sheets, before a different loan away from his parent club took him to Queens Park Rangers where he worked with Eustace.

Dion Sanderson on his Blues debut against Fulham in the Carabao Cup last August.

Dion Sanderson on his Blues debut against Fulham in the Carabao Cup last August.

Followers of the Club's social media channels will have also noticed a new theme to the transfer reveal, which sees Birmingham City partner with the NHS and Blood.co.uk to emphasise the importance of blood donation and the defender's signing profiled Nabeel Javed who requires monthly blood transfusions.

Now back in royal blue, the highly prized Sanderson is ready to pick up where he left off for the Football Club.

"It feels good. I am excited. I can't wait for the season.

"I enjoyed every moment of last season. The fans made me feel welcome and the boys made me feel welcome. Obviously, the staff I know quite a lot of faces.

"I can't wait to get out on the pitch. I know a lot of people here and I would like to think they are happy to see me!"

Ahead of his first switch to St. Andrew’s, Sanderson signed a new four-year contract with Wolves, underlining the centre-back’s value and this exhibited in a successful five months in the Second City.

Prior to this, he had impressed throughout youth and development football at Compton, showcasing all the attributes required to perform in elite football and would get his first chance to display this in a 2019 Carabao Cup tie versus Blues’ city neighbours.

Dion Sanderson on his Wolverhampton Wanderers bow versus Blues' Second City rivals.

Dion Sanderson on his Wolverhampton Wanderers bow versus Blues' Second City rivals.

Two and half years ago, he experienced a maiden loan when he spent the second-half of the 2019/20 campaign with Cardiff City, featuring ten times as the Bluebirds earned their spot in the play-offs.

Further Football League experience was gained thanks to time spent at Sunderland, recording 27 appearances on Wearside and notching his first professional goal in a 2-0 win over Rochdale at the Stadium of Light as he went onto win the Black Cats’ Young Player of the Year award.

Sanderson is permitted to play for Birmingham City in both the Emirates FA Cup and Carabao Cup during the 2022/23 season.

Welcome back, Dion!