Birmingham City completed the signing of goalkeeper Lee Camp today, with the experienced 33-year-old agreeing a two-year deal.
He was available on a free transfer after Cardiff City were happy to let the player go, given he was way down the pecking order with the Welsh side.
OFFICIAL: Blues capture @CardiffCityFC 'keeper Lee Camp.
The 33-year-old stopper has penned a two-year deal after joining on a free transfer from the @premierleague outfit.
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) August 8, 2018
The 33-year-old spent the second part of last season at Sunderland, although he had a poor time as the Black Cats were relegated to League One.
Yet, Garry Monk is keen on adding to his goalkeeping department after freezing out David Stockdale and Tomasz Kuszczak.
He told the pair that they were no longer needed at St. Andrew’s despite a lack of keepers, with youngster Connal Trueman getting the start on Saturday.
However, Camp is likely to start against Middlesbrough at the weekend.
Given his struggles over the years, the fans weren’t too pleased with the signing of Camp, although many vowed to give him the full backing whilst he pulls on a Blues shirt…
Get behind him. Welcome to Blues, Lee.
— Jack (@BCFCJack_) August 8, 2018
Give the bloke a chance may be a team player we need to provide trueman with some more experience so he can succeed through the ranks
— Nathan Evans (@NathanEvans17) August 8, 2018
— Row (@Rowbales) August 8, 2018
A new low for this club after this signing. How can you tweet this like it’s a positive!
— Josh Clarke (@jclarke247) August 8, 2018
State of it!
— Joe Stewart (@joe_stu1) August 8, 2018
Welcome to Blues, Lee ????????
— Lewan ???? (@Lewanjt) August 8, 2018
Right. Give him a chance. Whole point of joining a new club is getting a fresh start. Monk and his backroom team are very good and I'm confident the keeper coach Flavahan can help guide him after a poor couple of years for him. Judge him after a few games. KRO Lee.
— Liam Maynard (@Liam3617) August 8, 2018