Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is hoping to keep on-loan striker Mauro Zarate for another season - if the Midlands club can cling on to their Barclay´s Premier League status.

Zarate joined Birmingham on loan from Al Sadd of Qatar in January and took his goal tally to three in the last two games with his double in the 3-1 win over Manchester City.

McLeish said: "I´m really delighted with Mauro. He was outstanding with his dribbling skills, he was superb entertainment."

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