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Anita happy to play anywhere for Newcastle

Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita says he'll play anywhere for the cause.

Anita has filled in at fullback so far this season.

He told the Sunday Sun: "My preferred position is central midfield, sitting just in front of the defence.

"I stared in midfield at Ajax, but when Martin Jol was manager I played left-back. I made it to the Dutch national team in that position, so I can play there as well as right-back.

"I am comfortable playing on the left and right. That happens in Dutch football. Most players can play in three different positions.

"Centre-half? I actually played there for Ajax when Marco van Basten was coach. I enjoyed it, but at Ajax there is a lot of passing the ball and playing football in a certain way, so it is different to here.

"I think I am too small (he is 5ft 6in) to play in central defence for Newcastle in the Premier League."

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