Manchester United striker Federico Macheda, who is on a loan deal till the end of the season with Birmingham city, says that he is determined to help his current club avoid relegation this season. Macheda, who is out of contract in the summer, has been at various clubs over the last few years. He was most recently seen playing for Doncaster Rovers, but the loan spell was cut short very early due to a hamstring injury suffered by the player. This has been the story of the last few years for the 23-year-old, but he finally appears to have found a stable home at Birmingham.
When Macheda came to St Andrews, the club were struggling near the relegation zone, which is not the position they would have imagined themselves a few years ago when they were lying in the Premier league. The arrival of Macheda has coincided with an upturn in fortunes for the club, as they have been able to get a lot of goals out of the Italian. They are 20th in the table, but the presence of Macheda provides a lot of positive aspects. They have also not won a single match in the last five, but the striker is remaining upbeat.
Macheda accepted that the championship was a very tough league, but he is determined to get Birmingham out of relegation trouble.
“This is a tight league. If we win the next game, then we could be eight points clear again, as we were last week. We have just got to try to win a few before the last three, to be honest, to put ourselves out of the relegation picture, so we don’t have that fight right at the end. We have got to be realistic and we have got to do better,” said Macheda.