DERRY PRAISES MACHEDA EFFORTS

QPR midfielder Shaun Derry has said that it was a superhuman effort from the players to avoid relegation from the Premier league this season. QPR were the favourites to go down immediately from the moment they secured promotion to the Premier league.

Their fears were compounded when manager Mark Hughes arrived at the club, but was unable to get going in the first few matches. Even after the arrival of a number of high profile players, QPR was struggling in the months of January and February. Due to the number of high profile players on the books, QPR would have surely struggled with their finances if they had dropped down to the Championship.

However, incredible wins over top clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool, and Tottenham in the final few who matches of the campaign meant that they went into the last match of the season against Manchester City with a real chance of staying up. They suffered a 3-2 defeat in the final few minutes of the match, but that did not matter because Bolton failed to win the match in hand against Stoke. As a result, QPR will stay in the Premier league for another season, in which they are expected to target for a European place following the arrival of number of players.

“Staying up is as important as winning promotion. The celebrations are different because it’s hard to celebrate when you’ve survived by one or two points. But in time this will turn into a monumental season for the club because I’m sure with the owners and the backers the club can progress. People will look back on their first season back in the Premier League and I’m proud to say I was part of it,” said QPR midfielder Shaun Derry, who has been an impressive aspect of their survival.

MACHEDA LINKED TO WIGAN

Manchester United striker Federico Macheda could be in line for a move to Premier League team Wigan athletic in January after failing to establish a first-team place within the squad.

Federico Macheda initially broke into the Manchester United squad a few years ago in the match against Aston Villa. After impressing quite well in the reserves, Sir Alex Ferguson decided to give the youngster – who was signed as a youngster from Italy – a chance, which he grabbed with both hands.

Federico Macheda was responsible for the impressive 3-2 victory for Manchester United in the unlikely of circumstances.

However, since then, he has won the chances limited at Old Trafford. This has led to his loan move to Italy last season. He was expected to play a major role in the Manchester United campaign this season, but it has failed to materialise. As a result, it seems that Sir Alex Ferguson is thinking about sending the youngster back out on loan, but this time to a Premier League team in order to develop some experience about English football.

Wigan athletic are struggling down at the bottom of the table, with both their strikers unable to find the back of the net on a regular basis. Roberto Martinez could be more than happy to welcome Federico Macheda into his squad given the way he has had success with loan players from Manchester United.

Tom Cleverley is the most important player to have graduated from the load experience at Wigan athletic. Tom Cleverley was an important part of the Wigan athletic team that survived the Premier League relegation struggle last season, but he has been quite impressive at Manchester United this season. Many expect Federico Macheda to repeat the success Tom Cleverley has had by going out on loan to Wigan athletic.