Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor wants manager Paul Lambert to deploy him as a centre-forward this season.
The 25-year-old was used in a number of positions last term, including wide midfield and behind the main striker.
Agbonlahor, who missed Villa's first two games of the 2012/13 Premier League campaign with a knee injury, is now hopeful that he will be played in his preferred position.
"Last season I was being used more left midfield or off the striker and it was a different sort of formation," said Agbonlahor.
"When we beat Chelsea away, I was playing in a front role - but then for the next game, at home to Swansea, I was played right midfield.
"If you don't get a run of games (in the same position) it can sort of mess your head up.
"Hopefully I can get a certain amount of games in my preferred position."
However, Agbonlahor admits that he will have to fight for the centre-forward position with Darren Bent, Andreas Weimann, Christian Benteke and Jordan Bowery
"No one is guaranteed a starting place and they're going to be coming after my place," he said.
"That was the same when I was younger. I was going for other players' places."
Villa will host Swansea City in their next Premier League game on Saturday.