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SWINDON TOWN: Caddis set for Birmingham move
6:00am Friday 24th August 2012 in STFC News
PAUL Caddis is poised to join Birmingham City on a six-month loan deal, the Advertiser understands.
The full-back, who has not been involved in any of manager Paolo Di Canio’s matchday squads this season, has been told he can leave the club and is also believed to have spoken to Scottish Premier League side Hibernian about a potential move in the last week.
However, as revealed on the Adver’s website yesterday, a switch to St Andrew’s appears most likely for the 24-year-old, who has featured 92 times for the Robins since arriving from Celtic two years ago.
When asked whether he had received interest in any of his players recently, Di Canio told the Advertiser: “Not in terms of a club who phones us.
“Maybe one we had just a quick word but not the club always agents.
“If an agent calls Phil (Spencer, Di Canio’s agent) and says ‘would you give this player there, I’m sure we can go through’ and this means there is an interest from the clubs, okay we received two phone calls - not from the clubs but from players’ agents that say ‘maybe he can move, he can be more happy’.
“We say in some situations no, in some situations yes we can proceed and we can go through.”
Meanwhile, Di Canio is still scouring the transfer market as the looks to add to his squad before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
The Italian has admitted that he has had to shift his sights in the transfer market following the recent departure of Alessandro Cibocchi.
He said: “We have had a clear picture in front of us since 45 days ago.
“Something happened and let me think but we didn’t forget and we didn’t lose our focus for the other target, which is a striker.
“Now there is another position and another position again for Cibo and another position again for someone.
“We had two targets three weeks ago and now we have another two targets.
“It’s a short time but we are sure if we work hard we can get what we want, with quality not just one member more in the squad.
“It’s a short time but we are really professional.
“We used to speak until nine or 10 o’clock in the night, now maybe midnight because it is our job.”