Peter Lovenkrands has become
The 32-year-old forward, who passed his medical on Monday afternoon, reported for training as Blues started their pre-season preparations under Clark, who took the reins from
Lovenkrands' contract with the Championship club includes an option for a further year, and Clark welcomed the arrival of the experienced campaigner.
"He did very well for Newcastle, has scored goals at this level and he played a huge part in getting them promoted from this division, actually winning the league," Clark told club website bcfc.com
"When I spoke to him about the move he made a decision very quickly. Once we got an agreement, he's bringing his family down, moving to the area, doing that very, very quickly as well so it shows you he's very committed to the job in hand and that can only be good for us and the supporters.
"I have got to see him quite a bit and he's a very popular guy as well. He has a good work ethic and he ticked all the boxes for me in terms of not just being a good player but by being a good character."
Lovenkrands' move has been made possible after City's transfer embargo was finally lifted by the Football League last Wednesday, having been placed on the club in March for not filing its 2010-2011 accounts on time.
He first moved to
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