Huddersfield Town have completed their first signing of the January transfer window after sealing a loan move for Birmingham City's David Edgar.

The 27-year-old joined the Blues in the summer after leaving Burnley, but moves to the Terriers for the remainder of the 2014/2015 campaign after featuring in a bit-part role under manager Gary Rowett following the signing of fellow centre-back Michael Morrison.

Edgar, who can play across the defence and in midfield, may provide Town with cover at the back should Lee Peltier complete a move away from the club, with Cardiff City manager Russell Slade admitting the 28-year-old is "on the radar" of the Bluebirds.

The 6ft 4in utility man will wear the number two shirt during his stay at the John Smith's Stadium and will be ineligible to play against his parent club when the two sides meet at St Andrew's on Saturday March 14.

 

Chris Powell believes his third acquisition as Town manager has all the attributes to make his mark at Town in the second half of the campaign.

"I’m delighted to be able to welcome David into our squad," he said.

"He’s a very capable player in a number of defensive positions, having played during his career at centre back; right back; left back and in a holding midfield role in the top two divisions in England.

"David also has a well-earned reputation as a leader and organiser on the pitch, which will be of great benefit to the team.

"I’m looking forward to working with him during the second half of the current season, when I’m sure he will play a big role for us."

The Canadian international has made 19 appearances in all competitions so far this season, scoring once, and made his most recent outing for the Blues in a 1-1 draw at Leeds United last weekend.

Town's new signing has 18 months remaining on the terms he signed at Birmingham in the summer.

The Terriers are also being linked with a loan move for Cardiff frontman Adam Le Fondre, having earlier been linked with fellow forward Nicky Maynard, with Peltier heading in the other direction.