LOOKING at Fred Onyedinma, you wouldn't think he was once a centre back.
But that was the position he started out in as he rose through Millwall's academy ranks.
These days, the 17-year-old is a fleet-footed attacker on the cusp of the first team.
Onyedinma broke into the senior side last season, making five appearances in 2014, and he is hungry for more Championship action next year.
But as for his preferred position, the youngster doesn't want to be pegged down.
"I've played in lots of different positions since I've been at Millwall," Onyedinma said.
"When I was much younger I used to play centre back before I moved to midfield. I knew defence wasn't really my position and the club realised that soon after.
"So I was moved into an advanced position as an attacking player but more recently I've been on the wing.
"I don't think I'm a player who has a specific position. I would like to roam around and do my bit in different areas.
"The modern game is all about rotation – nowadays the attacking midfielders move around and switch positions. I think a free role would benefit me.
"I've never been the type to model my game on one specific player or position.
"When I'm watching football on TV, I'm watching the whole thing and seeing how the game develops.
"I like exciting players who, when they're on the ball, you know they are going to do something special. I try to learn from players who make a big impact."
Lions fans are hoping to see more of Onyedinma in the coming campaign – and if they do, supporters will watch a player whose approach to the game is unwaveringly positive.
"My first thought is: how do we score?" he said. "I always look forward. Being direct gets you further up the pitch.
"There are times though when you can't always go forward so the next best thing is to release the ball and make sure the team keeps possession.
"If I'm on the wing, my first thought is to beat the defender because I know I am capable of doing that.
"That's what I'm thinking about during a game because the manager wants us to be positive."