City close to signing Whittingham?
Whittingham is a former England U21 international. His last Premiership start for Villa was in November. He's stated twice and been a sub twice this season. In previous season's he's had loan spells at Burnley and Derby.
The Echo claimed on Wednesday that Martin O'Neill had agreed a deal and Whittingham, medical pending, would be signed and ready to join the squad for the visit of Southed on Saturday.