Watford sign £750,000 Sadler from Birmingham

Last updated at 22:37 24 January 2008

Watford have completed the signing of Birmingham defender Mathew Sadler on a three-and-a-half year deal for an initial fee of £750,000.

The Hornets have been short of defensive cover following Danny Shittu's trip to the African Nations Cup with Nigeria and Calum Davenport's premature return to West Ham after breaking a bone in his neck during last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Charlton.