Aston Villa winger James Milner hopes his versatility will give him the edge in the battle for a place in England's World Cup squad.
Milner accepts he faces stiff competition for a spot in Fabio Capello's squad with the likes of fit-again Joe Cole and Villa team-mates Ashley Young and Stewart Downing fighting for places in midfield.
The former Leeds and Newcastle ace says he has no problems playing in a number of positions for England and hopes it will help get the nod from Capello.
"Being versatile might help," said Milner about his chances of being in the World Cup squad. "There's a lot of competition for places. Every little thing that helps you is a good thing.
"I'm happy playing different positions. You can sulk and say you're not going to enjoy it, or you can try to enjoy it and learn from it. It should make you a better player and help you understand the game a bit better."
UnusualMilner admits it is strange to be competing against club team-mates for a place in the squad, but insists he is prepared to do everything possible to be included in Capello's plans.
"It's quite unusual to have three players from the same club competing for the same spot.
"If I was to go to the World Cup and Ashley and Stewart were to miss out, I'd be disappointed for them but obviously pleased for myself.
"If I was to miss out, I'd be absolutely gutted but I would still cheer the boys on.
"You have setbacks in your career. It's how you learn from them and bounce back."