Birmingham City left it too late on deadline day as Harry McKirdy was already securing transfer from Swindon to Hibs


BIRMINGHAM CITY failed in a move for striker Harry McKirdy because they left it too late.

The Blues were struggling to find a forward on the final day and made a late attempt for McKirdy only to find out he was on his way to Scottish side Hibs from Swindon.

McKirdy was chased by Birmingham but had already secured a deal to the Scottish Prem with Hibs


McKirdy was chased by Birmingham but had already secured a deal to the Scottish Prem with HibsCredit: Alamy

The Easter Road side chased the 25-year-old for the majority of the Summer.

They had to submit an extension on deadline day to try and get a move for the former Swindon man over the line after agreeing an undisclosed fee.

Both the English and Scottish FA had to verify that the deal had indeed gone through in time before the deadline.

McKirdy came off the bench in Hibs 1-0 win against Kilmarnock on Saturday.

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Lee Johnson watched on from home after undergoing emergency gall-bladder surgery on Thursday.

But Joe Newell provided the perfect pick-me-up for recovering Johnson as Hibs saw off Killie.

Elsewhere, Mansfield Town are raging with Charlton for pulling the plug on a deal for Diallang Jiayasemi.

The forward had agreed to a loan switch but the move was called off a MINUTE before the deadline.

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And Oxford United are keen on Wigan left back Tom Pearce and waiting to move for him.

Pearce is no longer first choice with the Latics and could be on the way out for a loan stint in the next window.


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