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The 27-year-old left-back, who has been ousted from the first team by youngster Luke Shaw, joins the Championships side on an initial loan before activating a permanent deal

Nottingham Forest have completed the signing of Southampton defender Danny Fox on an initial loan deal.

The 27-year-old had been at St Mary's Stadium since 2011 and will move to the Championship side until the end of the season before concluding a permanent switch at the end of the campaign on a three-year deal.

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The former Celtic and Burnley left-back made 69 appearances for Southampton, scoring once, and will join a side fifth in the second tier under Billy Davies.

"Danny was an extremely popular member of the dressing room and leaves with the club's best wishes for his future career," read a statement on Southampton's official website.

"He will be fondly remembered for the role he played in helping Southampton return to the Premier League and will always be warmly welcomed back to St Mary's."

Fox's arrival comes a day after Algerian forward Rafik Djebbour moved to the City Ground from Olympiacos on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Meanwhile, defender Aaron Martin has signed for Birmingham City a day after being released by Southampton.

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