Will Packwood has been sent to English League Two side Bristol Rivers on a month long loan.
Manager John Ward said: “We have got two young players in to complement the squad
“Alex is a Swindon boy, so he knows this part of the world, and he is looking for an opportunity to get going.
“Will is highly rated at Birmingham, so much so that they don’t want him cup tied.
“There is not huge experience in the boys, but they complement the group, and they want to be here and want to get going, and enhance their own careers as well as help us.
“New faces in a football club tend to give the whole group a bit of a lift, so I am looking for these next two days to be very positive.”
Packwood will get a chance at playing time as he continues his comeback from his horrible broken leg injury from January.
Bristol Rovers currently sit in 20th place out of the 24-team League Two table. As for a wikipedia fun fact:
The local nickname of the club is The Gas, from the gasworks next to their former home Eastville Stadium, which started as a derogatory term used by Bristol City fans but was affectionately adopted by the team.
Also in possible loan news, the Telegraph is reporting that Brek Shea could be headed to a Championship team on a loan in the near future.
Hughes, meanwhile, is ready to send £2.5 million winger Brek Shea out on loan in an attempt to help his World Cup ambitions. Shea, the United States international, will be allowed out to clubs in the Championship after recovering from a knee ligament injury, with Hughes keen for him to play first-team football.
US coach Jürgen Klinsmann has told the 23-year-old that he must be playing regularly to secure selection for next year’s World Cup and is expected to move before the emergency loan window closes next month.