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The lowdown on...Gary Gardner

New  Blues recruit Gary Gardner.
New Blues recruit Gary Gardner.

He has represented England at four international levels - Under-17, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21.

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Gary Gardner was added to Blues' ranks earlier today when he became Garry Mon's fifth summer signing.

Here is the lowdown on the former England Under-21 international...

  • Gardner was born in Solihull on 26 June 1992.
  • He has represented England at four international levels - Under-17, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21.
  • He first joined Aston Villa as a seven-year-old and turned professional with them in 2011.
  • He made his Villa debut in a 3-1 win away at Chelsea in December 2011.
  • Prior to joining Blues Gardner has spent time out on loan at five other clubs; including twice at Nottingham Forest.
  • Gardner played alongside his older brother and new Blues teammate Craig at Aston Villa.
  • Gardner's first goal for Villa was came against Blues in October 2016 in a 1-1 draw at St. Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium.
  • Since making his professional debut in 2011, Gardner has amassed 144 senior appearances and scored 12 goals.

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