Toon Star Happy Being 'Odd Job Man'

23 February 2011 12:29
Being Mr Versatile is right up Joey Barton's street. Joey Barton: "That was my greatest worry when (former boss Chris Hughton) Chrissy told me I was going to play on the right wing against West Ham - how long will I stay here? "It is then almost a case of if you go there and play too well everyone will see you as a right-sided midfielder. "I am just happy to be fit and playing and being able to showcase my talent at a big club like this. I would play left-back, right-back or in goal if I could. "I am just happy to play in the side, and I feel, at the minute, it is the best formation for us to play as a team. "There will be certain games when the gaffer might feel it would be better for me to play in the middle. At Spurs, he felt it was better for me to play off the front man. "As I say, I am just happy being fit and well, and I am enjoying my football for the first time in a long time. Long may it continue." .