Meyler relishing chance
Republic of Ireland midfielder David Meyler claims he doesn't mind where he plays as long as he is involved in Sunderland's first-team.
The 23-year-old has found chances hard to come by since joining the Black Cats from Cork City in 2008, making only 30 appearances in that time.
He was asked to play at centre-back in this week's Capital One Cup clash and helped the North-East side keep a clean sheet as they ran out 2-0 winners against MK Dons.
Meyler got an opportunity in an unfamiliar role against the League one outfit due to injuries to central defenders Carlos Cuellar and Wes Brown.
The central midfielder, who was also deployed as a right-back during pre-season, has revealed that he was delighted to pick up only his second start under Martin O'Neill and now wants to add to his appearance tally.
Meyler may be given another starting berth on Saturday for the league game against Wigan, but this time in a more familiar midfield role after captain Lee Cattermole picked up a red card for the fifth time in his Sunderland career.
Meyler said: "The manager knows I'll play anywhere just to play.
"If he wants me to play centre-half, right-back, central midfield or whatever, that's fine. I'll play wherever for him.
"It's a long time since I played at centre-half, if at all. Maybe I did a bit when I was younger, although I can't really remember."