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21st Oct, 2016 | 2:30pm

Aston Villa first-teamer: I have told Bruce the position I want to play

By Amir Mir

Leandro Bacuna has stated he has told Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce that midfield is the position best suited to his style of play.

Versatile player Bacuna had deployed many roles during his time at Villa Park, most commonly playing in the right-back position.

However specialist full-backs Micah Richards and Alan Hutton have occupied that position in the last two games, with Bacuna used in a midfield role during the 2-1 win over Reading in midweek.

Now the 25-year-old has given his reasons as to why he should play in a midfield position more often ahead of the Saturday fixture against Fulham.

“I’ve spoken to the manager and said at the moment you can see Micah (Richards) played right-back and (Alan) Hutton too,” said Bacuna, as quoted by the Express and Star.
“I’ll try and play in the midfield as much as I can – I just try to help the team out and I think that is more my position. I can go up and down and use my energy. That’s good for me.”
Bacuna played a pivotal role in midfield on Tuesday night, as his energy in the middle of the park helped Villa nullify any threat from the opposition.
As a result Villa recorded their first away victory since August 2015 and only their second win in the league since Bruce took charge in early October.
Bacuna has made ten league appearances for the Midlands side this season, supplying one assist, as he has played various defensive and attacking roles.

In other Aston Villa team news, manager Steve Bruce has explained what this 30-year-old must do to earn a first-team spot.

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