Diego Fabbrini wants to improve his performances for Birmingham City

Diego Fabbrini made his first Birmingham City start since signing permanently in midweek.

Birmingham City attacking midfielder Diego Fabbrini has told the Birmingham Mail that he must improve his form, even though Gary Rowett is happy with him.

Fabbrini was the Blues’ most expensive signing of the January transfer window, after arriving on a permanent deal from Watford.

He has had to be patient waiting for chances so far, with Jon Toral generally preferred, but Fabbrini was handed a start against Bolton Wanderers in midweek.

Birmingham won the match 1-0, but the Italian felt that he could have contributed more in the contest.

“I feel good, I am happy with the good result. It was an important one for the table but we must improve,” Fabbrini admitted.

“I think the gaffer was pleased with me, I think I must do better. I think I must improve my performance. I want to do that in training for my team-mates.

“I need to improve my performance in every single part of the game.”

Fabbrini’s quality is already well known to Birmingham’s supporters, as he thrived on a loan spell at St. Andrews back in 2015.

The 25-year-old played five times for Birmingham towards the back end of the 2015/16 campaign, and his skill in possession caught the eye.

Fabbrini has now made four further appearances since signing permanently, and he will be hoping to help guide the Blues into the play offs.

Gary Rowett’s side are currently in seventh place in the Championship table, but they are only three points behind Sheffield Wednesday, who occupy the last play off spot, and they have a game in hand over the Yorkshire club.

Birmingham’s next match comes against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road on Saturday.

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