Wayne Bridge seals six-month West Ham loan deal

Last updated : 12 January 2011 By Daily Mail

The out-of-favour Manchester City defender was at Upton Park to see the Hammers beat Birmingham 2-1 in the Carling Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday night, watching the game alongside the club's vice-chairman Karren Brady.

Man in the stands: Wayne Bridge watched West Ham's win over Birmingham ahead of completing his loan move from Manchester City

Bridge's arrival will be a welcome one at West Ham who were forced to use captain and central defender Matthew Upson at left-back in the cup win after Tal Ben Haim returned to Portsmouth last week following the end of his short-term loan stint.

On Tuesday, Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini confirmed Bridge's exit allowing the player to move on after making just seven appearances this season, his last on December 28 as a substitute in the 4-0 league win over Aston Villa.

Moving on: Bridge has made only seven appearances for Manchester City this season

The Hammers are expected to pick up the 30-year-old's wages, understood to be around £80,000-a-week, during his stay in London.

The former Southampton and Chelsea star could go straight into the squad for this weekend's Barclays Premier League home clash against Arsenal, a match the Hammers will be in desperate need of three points in their fight for survival.

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Source: Daily Mail

Source: Daily Mail