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Charlie at home at the heart of defence

Mulgrew feels settled at the back for Rovers

8 December 2017

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Versatility is a useful thing to have in professional football. The ability to fill in a number of positions makes those players key members of the squad for managers, but Charlie Mulgrew hopes those days are over for him.

Mulgrew's played all over the place in his career, namely at left back and in central midfield, but the Scotland international admits he feels right at home in the centre of the backline these days.

But does the 31-year-old Rovers skipper see himself playing further up the pitch again in the future?

“I have played there in the past and on my last Scotland trip Malky Mackay mentioned that he might play me there.," Charlie said.

“I have played there and am more than happy to do a job there but right now my job is at centre back and that’s the most important thing.

“I prefer that position (centre back) but I will play anywhere.

“It’s about the team and what is best for the team, no matter how we’re doing and where you’re playing, it’s about winning games."

Mulgrew's featured regularly for Rovers this term in a mean backline, and the skipper is hoping there are more clean sheets on the way.

“I’ve said that I take a lot of pride in clean sheets," Mulgrew said.

“It’s a team effort to keep clean sheets and a team effort to score goals and I think we would have all preferred a clean sheet, we all said that after the game, we won 4-2 but that’s life and something we need to address.

“In the main it’s been okay this season and something we will be looking to continue."

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