Dann A Must Have Player - Gold

Last updated : 13 June 2009 By Brian Cartlidge

The 22-year-old centre-back has made the switch across the Midlands to sign for Blues in what is a club record transfer fee for a defender.

It's a very exciting signing for us, it's very important for us because we've lost a couple of our central defenders," Gold told Sky Sports News.

"He's a very exciting player and he scores goals from defence, which is an extra. He's a record signing for our defence. We've broken the record and for us it's a substantial signing.

"He was a must-have player, we've been tracking him for a long time and we've fought off some ferocious competition from a number of serious clubs.

"It's always a great feeling when you beat off competition to win the battle, and by competition I mean clubs that will be battling with you next season.

"If you can outmanoeuvre those clubs then you've got a greater chance of survival."