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The utility man

3 November 2017

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Chris Basham has re-emphasised that he is happy to fill in where necessary for the Blades.

The utility player has been used in various roles for United over the years and in this campaign alone he has played in three different positions.

With injury doubts over Kieron Freeman and George Baldock, media speculation suggest he could be moved to the right-wing back role but Basham remains unfazed.

"Wide on the right is a massively different role to what I'm used to but the way I see it, positionally, is where would the right-sided centre half want me to play? I like to get forward and the lads know that I'll be waiting at the back stick if I get the opportunity, just like I was against Ipswich.

"Playing in this team is enjoyable and, like I've said, I'll give 100 per cent wherever I'm played. If the gaffer wants me at the back, or in midfield, like against Sheffield Wednesday, that's fine by me."

Basham's only goal of the campaign so far came whilst filling in as a right-wing back against Ipswich Town last month.

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