Scotland international defender Steven Caldwell joins Toronto FC on loan

Steven Caldwell in action for Scotland
Steven Caldwell last played for Scotland in 2011, facing Northern Ireland in the Nations Cup.SNS Group

Steven Caldwell has joined Major League Soccer side Toronto FC on loan.

The Scotland international defender has been told his contract with Birmingham City will not be renewed in the summer, leading to the move to Canada on a short-term basis.

Caldwell will be loaned to Toronto until June 30, the day his contract with his current employers expires.

The 32-year-old made 38 appearances for the Blues this season but has been out of the picture at St Andrew's since March.

Caldwell was last capped by Scotland in the Nations Cup in 2011, starting a 3-0 win against Northern Ireland.

He has been capped 12 times in total by his country, making his debut in a friendly with Poland in April 2001.

Toronto, who are currently second bottom in the Eastern Conference with nine games played, are managed by former QPR defender Ryan Nelsen.

Caldwell joins fellow Scots Kenny Miller, who plays for Vancouver Whitecaps, Houston Dynamo's Adam Moffat, Jamie Smith, who is with Colorado Rapids, and Calum Mallace, who plays for Montreal Impact.

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