JOE: I’M LEARN­ING MY ROLE AT BACK

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Ben Baker

JOE Bryan has found him­self filling in all over the pitch at rel­e­ga­tion-threat­ened Bris­tol City this sea­son but says he’s en­joyed his most re­cent stint at left-back.

The 23-year-old has spent time in the cen­tre of mid­field and as a wing-back in this cam­paign but now finds him­self as part of the Robins’ de­fen­sive line.

He’s en­joyed some suc­cess there as well, with City con­ced­ing just once in their three games be­fore tak­ing on Hud­der­s­field Town.

Bryan con­cedes it will take time for him to over­come his nat­u­ral in­stincts and learn to ful­fil his po­ten­tial in his new po­si­tion.

“Be­cause I’m nat­u­rally at­tack­ing, I’m al­ways go­ing to take time to adapt to it,” he said.

“I’ve been switch­ing be­tween three po­si­tions and haven’t re­ally nailed one down all sea­son, but I’m en­joy­ing it at left-back at the mo­ment.

“Con­sis­tency al­ways helps. It al­lows you to fo­cus, to look back at your games and say to your­self ‘I need to make sure I don’t do that again’ or ‘I need to do more of what I did there’, rather than won­der­ing if you’re go­ing to play in that po­si­tion the fol­low­ing week.

“I might make mis­takes but I’ll al­ways do my best wher­ever I play.”

VERSATILE: Joe Bryan

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