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Mulgrew: My versatility is a positive, not a negative

Celtic midfielder Charlie Mulgrew sees his versatility as something which makes him unique.

Celtic player Charlie Mulgrew has been quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times suggesting his versatility is an asset rather than a burden.

Mulgrew can play on both sides of the defence and in midfield for club and country, with the player moving to dispel the myth that it holds him back in terms of becoming a first choice player in a specific role.

“I look at my versatility as being a positive. It gives me more chance to get on the pitch. I've heard some people mention that it is better to settle in one position, but I quite enjoy moving around,” he said.

Manager Ronny Deila will be delighted with the player’s comments as he looks ahead to producing a very strong Celtic squad, which can perform in all competitions next season.

Mulgrew is the sort of player who can provide an option in different areas and he’s right to suggest that it gives him more opportunities to impress the manager.

The advantage for Mulgrew in terms of settling into one role is that he can develop and understand that position more, while also giving an option in another area.

His experience is also very important whether that’s providing a calm head when the defence is under pressure or being an anchor in midfield, allowing other players to get forward and impress.

He should now be looking to use pre-season to his advantage to ensure that he’s one of the first names down on the team sheet for when the competitive action returns.

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