In a recent press conference, Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett has confirmed that he hopes loan signing Diego Fabbrini will be back in action this Saturday.
Since joining on the loan deadline day for Championship high flyers Watford, Fabbrini is yet to feature for the Blues.
In his first inclusion in the squad, he was an unused substitute against Rotherham United and unfortunately, the day before the Easter Monday fixture away at Bournemouth, the Italian broke his nose in training.
However, with the big derby game coming up against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Blues boss Rowett expects the creative midfielder to be back in contention.
Rowett told the press conference: “Diego went back to Italy. Hopefully we will be able to get a (protective) mask fitted for him and then he will come into contention, potentially, for the weekend.”
It was a real surprise when Birmingham managed to land Fabbrini so quickly after his recall from league strugglers Millwall but after the signing, Rowett highlighted the fact that the attacking midfielder was somebody that he had hoped he could use in his future plans.
Those comments from the former Burton Albion boss suggest that come the end of the season, the Midlands club will be enquiring about his permanent availability.