Scarborough Athletic boss Rudy Funk has revealed that the versatility of his players has helped to get the club where it currently is.
Funk delighted by the words of new signing Jimmy Beadle this week, who admitted that he enjoyed playing on the right wing for the first time in his career.
Beadle scored on his debut in the 5-1 victory against Thackley, despite playing away from his usual role in the centre of midfield - a result that kept Boro on top of the NCEL Premier.
The Boro chief said: “Jimmy was right and I was delighted to read his comments, it just shows how professional he is.
“This philospohy is good enough for players like David Beckham, Steven Gerrard and Ronaldo, so it is good for Jimmy.
“We need players at Scarborough Athletic with versatility and that is exactly what we have.
“Jimmy can play just about anywhere on the pitch, James Bennett has proved he can play right across the midfield and you also have similar from players like Tony Hackworth, Matty Plummer and Denny Ingram.
“Modern footballers have to be flexible, the days of having and out-and-out full-back are gone.
“This is shown in the Premier League when players like Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez drop so deep, it is so refreshing.
“It was refreshing to hear that from Jimmy as well, it just shows what kind of footballer we have at this club.
“As a manager is gives you another option because it isn’t a case of players filling in, they will play in a certain position and do you a good job.”