Colback pleased to be back in Sunderland midfield
New Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has reinstated Jack Colback back to his favoured midfield berth, much to the delight of the 24 year old. Colback told the Sunderland Echo: "Midfield is my position. A lot of people have asked me where is my position, and it's obvious I'm not a left-back. I filled in there, but I've never been a left-back.
"I'm a midfielder and that's where I want to be, so hopefully I can get a run in the team there.
"The manager didn't even have to ask. He said he knew I wasn't a left-back, although I don't know whether that was a compliment or not!
"But he said I'm going to be playing midfield now and it's up to me to show I'm good enough in training and in games."
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