DONAL McDERMOTT will have no problems if Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark operates a rotation policy this season.
The new midfield signing from Manchester City caught the eye when playing alongside Danny Ward and Gary Roberts as part of a 4-2-3-1 formation at Fleetwood last Friday.
The trio regularly switched slots during the 3-0 win which featured a first Town goal from the 21-year-old Irishman, who will hope for another work-out when Town close their pre-season schedule against Rotherham at the Don Valley Stadium tomorrow.
“The gaffer changed the system and while I started playing just off the striker, I then switched around with both Wardy and Robbo,” said McDermott.
“It worked quite well, we got a decent result and it was an enjoyable way to play, and if it’s something we do again during the season, that’s fine by me!
“You need to be able to play a variety of systems because different opponents throw up different challenges, and pre-season provides the chance to change things around.”
Manager Lee Clark said: “I was pleased with the way it worked. We had a nice balance with the three of them and they worked the system properly.
“They are talented individuals who if things aren’t going your way, can turn a match in your favour with a bit of brilliance.”
Town’s League I neighbours Oldham, who are being linked with Galpharm striker Robbie Simpson, have signed Stoke’s Northern Ireland Under 21 midfielder Matthew Lund on a three-month loan deal.
Bournemouth have taken teenage Tottenham right-back Nathan Byrne, who spent time at Brentford last term, for the season.