Anita ready for right-back
Vurnon Anita says he is ready to fill in at right-back for Newcastle should Alan Pardew require him to play there.
Anita was Newcastle's biggest signing of the summer when he arrived from Ajax in a deal worth £6.7million and Pardew brought him in to play in central midfield.
However Pardew was also attracted by his versatility and that has already proven to be a godsend when he slotted in at right-back to replace Danny Simpson against Aston Villa last time out.
Simpson looks set for a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury and Anita says he is willing to play there again if needed, starting against Everton this weekend.
"We have got two injuries on that side, so if the manager needs me on that side, I will do my best for the team," he revealed."It went well against Aston Villa. As a right-back you can come forward a lot, so I did that also and yes, I think it was a good performance.
"Central midfield is my position, so the main focus is on the midfield, but if the manager needs me on the right side, I can also play there."