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Chris Gunter happy on the left

Chris Gunter told GetReading reporter Charles Watts he has no qualms with playing on the left side of the Royals' fragile defence.

Ben Hoskins

Stand-in Royals captain Chris Gunter has admitted that he's happy to play at left back for Nigel Adkins' men.

Chris Gunter, nominally a right back, has played on the left for the past two games as the manager has decided to bring Republic of Ireland international Stephen Kelly in at right back.

As reported in GetReading:

"It's fine," said Gunter, when asked if he is happy with his new role.

"Whereever you're asked to play, you do your best.

"I've actually played there quite a lot in my career.

"I made my first couple of appearances for Tottenham at left back in the Premiership and my first 10 caps for Wales were at left back or left wing back.

"It's something that I have done before so I just adapt as best as I can."

Royals cruised to a 3-0 success against Rotherham during Gunter's first game in his new makeshift position.

But on Saturday they failed to build on that win as Charlton left Madejski Stadium with all three points following a 1-0 victory.

The result was a momentum killer for Adkins' side who have now slipped to 14th in the Championship.

You can read the full article here.

And, if the Reading defence is of particular interest to you, Bobbins has written a piece analysing what exactly is going on at the back.

So, what do you think? Is Gunter a viable option at left back or is it something Adkins needs to look at come January? Use the comments below.