David Cotterill hopes Birmingham switch will cement Wales place

Wales midfielder David Cotterill hopes that his move to Birmingham City will cement his place in the Wales national side.

The 26-year-old chose to transfer from Doncaster Rovers so that he could be closer to his family in Wales.

He hopes that joining Championship side Birmingham will increase his chances of selection for the Wales national team.

"Hopefully a move to a big club like this will secure my place in the squad," said Cotterill.

Cotterill has earned 20 caps, though he last played for Wales in a 1-1 friendly draw with Finland in November 2013 when he came on as a late substitute for Hal Robson-Kanu.

Cotterill on Birmingham move

He was part of the Doncaster side that was relegated on the final day of the Championship season, and the Cardiff-born midfielder hopes that moving to a new club will be a benefit for his Wales career.

"I was out of the squad for a while, and I managed to get back in the squad," said Cotterill.

"I want to try and help Birmingham as much as possible, play good football and hopefully I can continue to stay in the Welsh squad."