SEAMUS COLEMAN is aiming to stay back for the future – after his longest run of starts in his favoured right-back role since he made his Everton debut.
Against Sunderland on Saturday, Coleman featured at full-back for the eighth successive match. And after two seasons spent largely in midfield, it’s a role he’d like to make his own.
“I’ve really enjoyed it,” he said. “It’s been a while really since I’ve played there for Everton. The last time I had a run of games there was probably when I was at Blackpool (on-loan) but I’ve really enjoyed it.
“I need to keep doing well because there’s some good players who’ll be wanting to come in.
“It’s different to playing in midfield, but I’ve always said it’s my natural position.”
Tony Hibbert has been struggling with injury this season, while Phil Neville has been asked to play in central midfield.
Coleman hopes to play at right-back again for Ireland against Greece tomorrow night.
He said: “It’s a big game for players like myself who need to do well.”