Watford have finally brought in the experienced centre half they desperately needed with the free transfer of Birmingham's Martin Taylor.

Taylor's Birmingham contract was set to come to end in the summer and Malky Mackay moved to bring in the 6ft 4 centre back on a two and a half year contract.

It is unclear why Birmingham have allowed Taylor to leave on a free transfer and whether the 30-year-old will be able to play against Swansea City tomorrow.