BIRMINGHAM CITY fell short of a move from striker Harry McKirdy because they left too late.
The Blues struggled to find a striker on the final day and made a late try for McKirdy only to find he was en route to Swindon-based Scottish club Hibs.
The Easter Road side chased the 25-year-old for most of the summer.
They were forced to file an extension on deadline day to try to get the former Swindon man over the line after agreeing an undisclosed fee.
Both the English and Scottish FAs had to verify that the deal had indeed been struck in time before the deadline.
McKirdy came off the bench in Hibs’ 1-0 win over Kilmarnock on Saturday.
Lee Johnson watched from home after undergoing emergency gallbladder surgery on Thursday.
But Joe Newell provided the perfect pick-me-up to salvage Johnson as Hibs fended off Killie.
Elsewhere, Mansfield Town is fuming with Charlton for abandoning a deal for Diallang Jiayasemi.
The striker had agreed to a loan move but the move was canceled a MINUTE before the deadline.
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And Oxford United are keen on Wigan left-back Tom Pearce waiting to make the move for him.
Pearce is no longer a first choice for the Latics and could be on his way out on a loan in the next window.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6144245/birmingham-late-mckirdy-transfer-swindon-hibs/ Birmingham City left late on deadline day with Harry McKirdy already securing the transfer from Swindon to Hibs