Bryan Oviedo offers thoughts on filling in at right-back for Everton

The Everton full-back usually operates on the left but has been called upon to fill in on the right on several occasions.

Everton's Bryan Oviedo has said he is happy to play wherever is required having been asked to play on the right flank as opposed to his preferred left side in recent weeks.

During this time, Oviedo has shown that little more value he perhaps brings to the Everton squad in terms of his versatility having acted as cover for Seamus Coleman in recent weeks.

He told Everton TV: “At the moment, the right side is not so easy for me because I am naturally a left-back.

“But every time the manager asks me to play there, I try to do the best I can for myself and for the team. It’s not easy at the moment but if I play in the position a little more and work on it in training I can become more confident.

“If you play more than one position then you do get more of a chance to play. I am hoping to feature in the Newcastle game. I am ready to play and if I do I will do the best I can for the team.”

Oviedo may not be getting as many games on the left flank as he would have liked, with Leighton Baines returning to fitness following an impressive early-season run in the side from promising left-back Brendan Galloway. But showing that he can operate in both positions does at least open up a few more opportunities for the Costa Rican.

The 25-year-old has so far made eight appearances for the side in all competitions and could be in line for more games as a result of his recent exploits. 

After all, at this point in his career, he is going to want as much game time as possible, and they seem to be in areas where competition for places is pretty fierce at Everton.

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