Tranmere manager Les Parry believes new loan signing Jose Baxter will flourish in a free role behind the main striker.
The 19-year-old is on a month's long loan at Prenton Park from Premier League club Everton and opened his Rovers account with a goal in Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Preston.
Parry has been looking for someone to play in the free role after Andy Robinson suffered a hamstring injury, and he believes Baxter can prosper in that position.
He told the Liverpool Daily Post: "It is difficult to find a player who can play that role properly. There are many who want to play in the hole, the free role, and many think they can do it.
"But I think it worked well with Jose at Preston. I thought he showed quality on the ball. For his first league game at our level, I thought he did well and I think he will do better.
"In the past we played with a holding man in midfield, just in front of the back four, and with that you do tend to end up playing with five at the back.
"When we use someone like Ash Taylor, who is naturally a centre-back, he will lean towards moving towards the back four. So playing someone just behind the striker does make you more adventurous."