Birmingham City sign Portsmouth's Eric Huseklepp on loan

Norwegian striker Erik Huseklepp
Norway striker Huseklepp won the 2007 Norwegian league with SK Brann

Birmingham City have signed Norwegian striker Erik Huseklepp on loan from Portsmouth until the end of the season.

Portsmouth went into administration last week and off-loading Huseklepp will reduce the club's wage bill.

On Wednesday Portsmouth's administrator Trevor Birch announced 30 redundancies were being made at the club, though none among the playing staff.

Huseklepp, 27, joined Portsmouth from Bari and has scored six goals in 27 Championship appearances this season.

He has won 26 caps for Norway, scoring seven goals.