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Blues coax Carr out of retirement

Stephen Carr
Carr made 44 appearances for the Republic of Ireland

Birmingham City have signed former Tottenham, Newcastle and Republic of Ireland defender Stephen Carr.

Carr, 32, retired in December, but has now agreed a one-month deal with Blues after being on trial with the club.

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish told the club's website: "We've been looking to strengthen the full-back position and Stephen brings great experience.

"He hasn't played for a while but there's no doubt he is a quality player once he is fully match fit."

Dublin-born Carr came through the ranks at Tottenham and went on to play 270 senior matches for Spurs between 1993 and 2004.

He signed for Newcastle in a 2m deal and made 107 appearances for the St James' Park club over the following four years.

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