Ulvestad happy to utilise new-found versatility

George Jones reports

Fredrik Ulvestad is happy to play anywhere on the pitch – even if it means being deployed in a position that he has never played in before.

The Norwegian began Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Walsall in his familiar midfield berth but, following injury to Ezri Konsa at the beginning of the second half, he was switched to centre-back.

And having helped the Addicks to get back into the game from his unfamiliar role, Ulvestad says that he would happily do so again.

“It’s the first time I have played there,” he said. “I think it went quite well, we kept a clean sheet when I went there, so I was quite happy.

“I always play where the manager wants me to play, so I don’t mind going there.”

On the 1-1 result, he added: “I think draw was fair. They had a few chances early on and I think 1-1 was fair.

“We started really poorly and the first half wasn’t good enough. Second half, we played better, but we should do better all of the time.”

The game saw Tony Watt net his second goal in as many games and Ulvestad is backing the Scot to keep producing.

He said: “Tony has been brilliant the last few weeks. I’m happy for him to score goals and hopefully he can keep going.”

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