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SWINDON TOWN: Bessone happy to fill any role
MR VERSATILE is hardly the title Federico Bessone expected to be landed with when he signed for Swindon Town, but the Argentinian is more than happy to take on the role to help the Robins push for promotion.
Bessone joined Town on transfer deadline day, penning a six-month deal with the Wiltshire club and has since played six times in the red of his latest club.
However, the former Leeds and Swansea man has occupied three different positions during that short time in SN1 - with Paolo Di Canio using Bessone at right-back, left-back and on the left wing.
The last time Bessone played wide in midfield was as a teenager but he said he is willing to fill in wherever necessary as Di Canio deals with a sudden flurry on injuries.
“I don’t mind. As soon as I’m able to help the team I want to do that,” he said.
“In any position I am going to try my best to help the team. It’s not a problem. I just think to work hard and do my best and if I play left winger try to go forward and, in that case, help Jay in defensive positions.
“I used to play left winger but it was 12 years ago. If the gaffer needs me there then I will play there.
“He (Di Canio) didn’t tell me anything, just I’m going to be ready if he needs me to play there. I’m just going to be ready as I was last week.
“I didn’t know I had to play as a left winger.
“If the gaffer needs me as a central midfielder I’ll try to do my best.”
Bessone honestly admitted that the first quarter-of-an-hour at Bury on Saturday provided a real test as he came in for the crocked Gary Roberts.
But with the help of his teammates he quickly found a rhythm.
“It’s not easy because sometimes I was a little bit lost. Sometimes I was too deep, sometimes a little bit out of position,” he said.
“In the first 10 or 15 minutes I was a little bit lost but the gaffer’s been helping me and also the teammates were correcting me a little bit and after 20 minutes I think I was in a good position.
“I practised during the week but I didn’t expect to play as a left winger. It’s not a problem, if I have to play as a left winger I will do my best.
“I am not a tricky player like Gary for example but I try to go forward, help in defensive positions and stuff like that.
“I haven’t seen anyone else away from their position. Everyone has their position and because we are struggling on the left he decided to put me in that position.”