Georginio Wijnaldum tells Sky Sports he can play anywhere in Newcastle side

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Georginio Wijnaldum insisted that he can play in whatever position Newcastle boss Steve McClaren asks, and targeted more goals on the road.

After guiding PSV to the Eredivisie title last season, Wijnaldum has been a big hit since joining the Magpies in the summer, netting seven league goals already.

The Dutchman's versatility has already seen him become a pivotal figure for McClaren as he attempts to turn around the club's fortunes after a slow start to the season.

Georginio Wijnaldum of Newcastle United celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Premier League win over Liverpool
Image: Wijnaldum has impressed since arrival at St James'

And despite admitting to having a preference as to what position he is deployed in, Wijnaldum believes he can contribute goals from across the midfield.

"I like to score goals," Wijnaldum told Sky Sports News HQ. "It is a quality of mine to score goals and create chances."

"I am always searching for goals, and creating chances, from any position.

"If I can choose where I want to play, it is in the middle, but if I am needed to play on the left or right hand side, then I will do it. If it helps the team, it is good for me.

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"I can help the team most if I play in my perfect position, as I think I can score more goals.

"The manager is the boss, and if he wants me to play in a position to help the team, I will do it."

While the Dutchman has been in imperious form at St James' Park, he is yet to find the net on the road, despite the Magpies earning victories in two of their last three outings.

Winning goalscorer Ayoze Perez of Newcastle United (17) and team-mates applaud the travelling fans after the Barclays Premier League match at Tottenham
Image: Victory at Tottenham keeps Magpies away from relegation zone

Wijnaldum is wary of the fact he hasn't replicated his prolific form away from home, but he is not overly concerned at this stage.

"Obviously I need to start getting more goals away from home," Wijnaldum added. "I am not sure why it is happening [no goals away from home] but I am not worried.

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"I like scoring at home and celebrating with the fans. It gives me a special feeling. Goals away from St James' Park will come I am sure."

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