Liam Rosenior is happy to be patient for the opportunity to establish himself as a right-back with Reading.
The former England Under 21 international joined Reading from Fulham prior to August's transfer deadline as part of a swap deal also involving Seol Ki-hyeon.
Rosenior has made six appearances for his new club, but has been deployed on the right side of midfield by manager Steve Coppell.
He was aware he would not start off in his preferred position, but is eager to challenge captain Graeme Murty for the right-back role.
"I've been coming on as a right midfield player," Rosenior told Sky Sports News.
"It was something I was aware of when I came to the club that that's where I'd start off because we had injuries there and Graeme Murty has done such a good job at right-back.
"Everyone at the club knows I'm a right-back and I'm just delighted to help out the team.
"Obviously in the future I want to be pushing to become a right-back full time at this club."
Hard to leave
Rosenior returns to Fulham on Saturday and he is hoping for a positive reception at Craven Cottage after making over 90 appearances during his time at the club.
He added: "Obviously I had four great years there and my dad had three stints at Fulham, so it's a club in our hearts.
"It was hard to leave, but you move on and I'll be going there and hope to get three points for Reading, and I hope to get a good reception there because I really enjoyed my time there."