Shane Lowry: Birmingham City sign ex-Aston Villa defender

Shane Lowry
Shane Lowry began his career at Birmingham's local rivals Aston Villa

Birmingham City have signed former Aston Villa defender Shane Lowry on a deal until the end of the season.

He moved to Leyton Orient in July 2014 and made 40 appearances for them before leaving in the summer following their relegation from League One.

The 26-year-old had loan spells at Plymouth, Leeds, Sheffield United and Millwall before signing permanently for the Lions in January 2012.

Australia international Lowry had a successful pre-season trial with Blues.