Ex­iled Diego bombed out for last time

Birmingham Post - - SPORT -

DIEGO Fab­brini has left Blues.The Ital­ian at­tack­ing mid­fielder has signed for Ro­ma­nian top-tier side, FC Bo­to­sani.

Fab­brini leaves Birm­ing­ham on a free trans­fer after hav­ing his con­tract ter­mi­nated by mu­tual con­sent with re­ports in Ro­ma­nia sug­gest­ing he has joined Bo­to­sani for the sea­son.

Bo­to­sani, based in the small city of the same name, fin­ished eighth in Liga I last sea­son.

Fab­brini had been train­ing on his own at Wast Hills after it was made clear he was not part of man­ager Garry Monk’s first-team plans.

Fab­brini re­turned to Blues in the sum­mer fol­low­ing a sea­son­long loan with Span­ish min­nows Real Oviedo.

The 28-year-old was quickly in­formed he wouldn’t fig­ure in Monk’s think­ing and was made avail­able for trans­fer.

He was ini­tially al­lowed to train with Blues’ un­der-23s in or­der to main­tain his fit­ness.

But it’s un­der­stood Fab­brini was then asked to train alone while the club looked to get him off the books. Monk ac­cepted was some be­neath the stan­dards set.

“We were be­low the lev­els we have shown in pre­vi­ous games,” he said. “We are go­ing to have to take cer­tain days like Satur­day. Not that we ac­cept it.

“We have stan­dards and hold our­selves ac­count­able. We can’t af­ford to be at any­thing but our max­i­mum.

“But the league dic­tates it is very hard to be at your max­i­mum all the time. So when you are not, it’s im­por­tant to pick up points and, if you can, keep clean sheets – it all counts.

“Over the six games we have done well. We are do­ing so much right.” way

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