Bennett - I'll play anywhere
Elliott Bennett says he is happy to play anywhere on the pitch for Norwich if it can help them stay in the Premier League.
Last Updated: 11/01/12 3:24pm
Elliott Bennett says he is happy to play anywhere on the pitch for Norwich if it can help them stay in the Premier League this season.
Traditionally a winger, the versatile 23-year-old has been utilised in a range of positions by manager Paul Lambert this season, even ending up at left-back in the late stages of the Canaries' league win at QPR.
Bennett insists he has no problem filling in wherever he is needed as Lambert's men battle to stay in the top-flight following promotion last year.
"I just want to play in the team and if I can help the team at left-back, right-back, any position on the pitch, I'm more than willing to do it," he told the Eastern Daily Press.
"I played that position behind the strikers for Brighton quite a number of times last season. I enjoy playing there. I just enjoy playing any time, to be honest.
"I've been in and out and I managed to play 90 minutes the other day which was good, but the main thing at the minute is we need to keep winning and picking up points and whether I'm in the starting line-up or getting off the bench, as long as the team is winning, I'm happy."
Bennett's shift at QPR last week marked the first time in a month he had played an entire 90 minutes but the former Brighton man understands Lambert's need to rotate his squad.
"We've got a really strong squad here and we all understand that everyone is going to have to come out at some time and others are going to come in," he said.
"The team did well when (Anthony Pilkington and I) were out of the team.
"They had a great result against Newcastle and a couple of good results away from home after that, so there's been no complaints from anyone.
"Everyone is just looking to stay in the league, and whether that means you're playing, or coming on and trying to help the team, or starting, so be it."