Despite enduring a frustrating campaign, the highly thought of 20-year old has been rewarded with another year at the club.
McFarlane, who joined the club as a nine-year old, impressed during pre-season and took his goal scoring form into the autumn before a knee injury halted his progress.
It’s been a long road to recovery for the young goal-getter but having penned a new deal which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2018, McFarlane is only looking forward.
“Recovery is going really well,” he explained. “I’m back running outside now so this summer is all about making sure I’m fit and ready for pre-season.
“I’ve got to take last season as a write-off and start afresh next time around. There’s a new manager to impress and I’m just looking forward to getting back out on the pitch.
“This is the biggest injury I’ve had. I had to have an operation because of it so it’s been a tough year but you learn a lot being out injured.
“I’ve been able to watch a lot of football and I’ve been in the gym a lot working on my upper body which was something I definitely needed to improve on.
“Even though I wasn’t able to be on the pitch I’ve still tried to work on other aspects of my game.
“It’s nice knowing that even with the year I’ve had the Club have still got faith in me. Hopefully I can go and play for this Club and show them that they’ve made the right decision.
“Birmingham City is a club which is renowned for bringing through young players and the opportunity is there if you do well.
“I probably spent more time here than I do at my own house. I’m honoured to have been here for as long as I have.
“Hopefully I’ll make that even longer, break into the first team and play in front of big crowds.”