The desire to add more of an attacking edge to his game in the Under-23s means he is more of a rounded operator in the middle of the park, capable of having a major influence at both ends of the pitch.
“I’d like to see myself as a complete midfielder [in the future] if I can do both,” he explained.
“I feel I can be a defensive midfielder or I could be a no.8 who can be box to box. But, at the moment, I’m not too fussed where I play, as long as I am playing. I like to do what I do best for my team, if it means playing no.6 or no.8, I’ll do it as I really enjoy playing football.
“It’s a bit too early [to say about a long-term fixed position]. I wouldn’t like to put a marker down on a position I play at, I’d rather be versatile. Certain games need certain shapes and formations so, if I can fit into two or three different shapes, rather than one, it’s only going to benefit me.
“Something I said I’d work on last season, and I definitely did and showed everyone what I can do on the attacking side. For me, it’s about putting the attacking and defensive sides both together and I can do both by playing as a no.8 or a no.6.”.