Reading new boy Greg Halford is confident he can contribute in a number of ways.
Halford, who joined from Colchester on Tuesday, is primarily a right-back but can also operate up front, in central midfield or on the right wing.
He believes he will provide a goal threat and will also wreak havoc with his 50-yard long throw-ins.
"I can bring a bit of everything to the team I hope. I know I have a lot to work on, and here is the place to do it, but I am a good athlete who can get up and down the right wing," said Halford, who is set to make his Premiership debut against Manchester City on Saturday.
"I put plenty of crosses in and I score goals from right-back as well.
"This season I have scored three goals. I scored eight last season and nine the season before, when I was playing right midfield.
"A high percentage of the goals Colchester scored last season also came from my long throw.
"I don't know where it came from. I just tried it one day when I was playing in Sunday league football in Chelmsford. I tried measuring it one time - it was half the pitch, 50 yards."
Halford insists he had no doubts about joining Reading after consulting with Colchester team-mates Jamie Cureton and Kevin Watson.
He chose not to contact former Colchester boss Phil Parkinson, who had also played for coached Reading, as Parkinson is now Alan Pardew's number two at Charlton and was keen to lure him to The Valley.
"I just felt I couldn't be seen talking to him. It was an awkward situation for him and myself," Halford explained.
"But I spoke to Jamie Cureton and Kevin Watson at Colchester, who had both played at Reading, and they said it was a fantastic club with a great staff."