Jenas lays down marker
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jermaine Jenas hopes to make a central midfield role his own.
Jermaine Jenas hopes to make a central midfield role his own after impressing in that position during Tottenham's 2-0 victory over Besiktas.
Jenas, who will line up against West Ham at White Hart Lane on Sunday, has often been selected for a wide right berth by Martin Jol, as the Dutchman bids to find a winning combination in midfield.
It is not a position Jenas favours, however, and the former Nottingham Forest and Newcastle man now hopes to press his claims for a more integral role against The Hammers.
"The fact is I am more effective in central midfield and, after my performance against Besiktas, I hope to stay there," said Jenas.
"I was prepared to play out of position wide on the right while Aaron Lennon was out injured - just as Steven Gerrard does for Liverpool - because I thought, 'If Stevie is going through it, then so can I'.
"But I prefer the centre of midfield, and that's where I want to be."
Jenas's team-mate Emil Hallfredsson is considering his future after failing to make the breakthrough at White Hart Lane.
The 22-year-old is currently on a season-long loan with Malmo.
"To be honest, I don't know what I want," mused Hallfredsson.