Inverness Caledonian Thistle defender Robbie Deas is fine with change to wing position
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ROBBIE Deas says he has adapted well to his new role of left-back after previously playing in central defence earlier in his career.
Originally brought in as a centre-back when signed by former manager John Robertson, Deas found himself as the club’s number one left-back by ex-interim manager Neil McCann and now current head coach Billy Dodds.
He has performed well in his new position, as along with centre-back pairing Danny Devine and Kirk Broadfoot, along with right-back David Carson, they have formed a stone wall defence which has not conceded a goal in five matches.
Deas was switched back to centre defence for the Trust Trophy win over Buckie Thistle last week, a position which he says is more natural to him.
But he says he has more than enough ability to cope playing at left-back and is pleased with the positive reviews.
“I played at centre-half my full professional career, I used to play left-back growing up and I have enjoyed it this season,” said Deas.
“I am lucky enough to
play more than one position, and I’m a different sort of left- back to Cameron Harper, who is more attacking and has a great delivery on him.
“Since I’m more natural at centre-half I tend to defend more than attack and that has shown in the games.
“But I will play anywhere the gaffer tells me to play and however he wants.
“Luckily I have done not bad this season, I still have a lot to learn at left-back and centre-back.
“I am only 21 and still have a lot to learn, but I can’t ask anyone better to learn from the coaches.”
Caley Thistle have not conceded a goal in their
last five matches and Deas says it is a proud record
they are determined to carry on.
“Getting the clean sheet was important for myself because how we have started in the league.
“To continue that run meant a lot, it was a perfect game for boys who have not had minutes this season.
“As a defender I rarely score, so clean sheets to me is the equivalent, so I take massive pride as it shows upon us we are doing our job.”