Federico Macheda is currently on loan spell at Doncaster Rovers, which promised to bring him a lot of good fortune. The Italian striker has had several loans spells cut short due to injury and managerial changes. However, his three goals and just four matches for Doncaster Rovers appeared to have changed the spell for the 23-year-old before the bad luck hit him again with yet another injury. This made him return to Manchester United, but Doncaster were able to agree another loan deal for the player.

His contract runs out at the end of the season and he will be a free agent. Doncaster are in a great position to sign him on a permanent basis if he does well in his second loan spell at the club. However, things have so far not been going great for the player, as he is yet to find the back of the net. Assistant manager Horton said that the club are not worried about Macheda not finding the opening goal in his second spell because they are confident that the player will come good.

The Championship outfit will be taking on Derby, who are one of the challenges for promotion, this weekend. They are struggling in the relegation zone with 21 points on-board.

“Federico will come good because he’s a good finisher. He’s been excellent since he came here. But the bottom line is we haven’t scored enough goals. Federico needs a goal but so do our other strikers and midfield players,” said Horton. Doncaster are in danger of being cut off from the other clubs fighting against relegation. They have no victories in the last five matches, while the likes of Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic are taking wins in the occasional matches.

For the Derby match, Doncaster come on the back of a 3-2 defeat against Stevenage.