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Former Blues and Baggies midfielder completes Solihull Moors move

Former Birmingham City and West Bromwich Albion midfielder Darren Carter has joined Vanarama National League club Solihull Moors.

Carter joins the Moors after spending just under two years with newly-promoted SkyBet League Two club Forest Green Rovers.

The thirty three year old began his career with Birmingham City and went on to make forty five appearances for the Blues.

In 2002 the midfielder wrote himself into Blues folklore when he scored the winning penalty in their Championship play-off final win over Norwich City.

At the end of the 2004/05 season, following a loan spell at Sunderland, Carter moved to the Blues' Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion.

A two-year stay with the Baggies was ended by a move to Preston North End.

Since then Carter has played for the likes of Cheltenham Town and Northampton Town and moved into non-league football when he signed for Forest Green Rovers in September 2015.

He became an instant hero with the Rovers fans, as he netted the second goal in FA Cup First Round giantkilling of AFC Wimbledon in November 2015.

His first season at the New Lawn ended in disappointment, as Rovers were beaten by Grimsby Town in the National League promotion final.

New Rovers manager Mark Cooper handed Carter a new one-year deal and he made twenty nine appearances for the club last season.

In May this year it was announced that Carter and Rovers had mutually agreed to cancel his contract and the midfielder will now resume his career with a Solihull Moors side that are looking to improve on their sixteenth placed finish last season.

Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily)
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