Michel to play waiting game

New Birmingham City signing Michel has vowed to fight for a starting spot at St Andrew's, having completed his £3million move from Sporting Gijon.

The 24-year-old Spaniard is aware that the Blues are on a fine run of form at the moment, but hopes to help Alex McLeish's men carry on the good work.

He told the Express & Star:"I want to be part of the team and to improve with each game.

"I'm quite a technical midfielder, so I will try to learn the speed and rhythm of the game over here as quickly as possible and try to absorb as much as I can in training.

"But I understand the situation with starting games, as it is difficult to change a team when they are winning games and playing very well.

"All I can do is train hard every day and, once Alex McLeish wants me to be on the pitch, I will be prepared to give my very best.

"For a long time now I've been looking to come here as soon as possible. I feel very honoured that the manager has waited such a long time to get me.

"I felt an important part of the Sporting Gijon team, so it was a very difficult decision for me to leave."

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