FORWARD Elijah Adebayo says he has no preference when it comes to positions, as he is just happy to be playing for Swindon Town.

The 20-year-old striker is Town’s second highest scorer this season, with four goals, behind midfielder Michael Doughty who has notched five times.

Manager Phil Brown has used the Fulham man both centrally and in a wide berth but to Adebayo, that is neither here or there, as he is just happy to be on the pitch.

“Playing down the middle or on the left isn’t too different, it’s more or less just playing with three strikers,” he said.

“I think, for me, it gives me an opportunity to exploit spaces and run at defenders a little bit more.

“Whereas when I’m central, I don’t really get that space to do it. I wouldn’t say I prefer it on the left, and I wouldn’t say I prefer it down the middle either.

“I take both roles as they come. Wherever I am playing in the team, as long as I am playing, that is the main thing.

“The challenges aren’t different. You get battered wherever you are on the pitch, it is the same on the left, right or centrally.

“That is the game we are in. It’s not going to be easy, you have to earn the right to play.

“So if I have to go and fight a centre half for 15 to 20 minutes so that we can play, then that’s what I will do.”

The 20-year-old will have to tread carefully during this afternoon’s clash with Colchester United, after racking up four yellow cards.

In his mind, that only adds to what was already a tough weekend in store for him and his teammates, as the U’s are in great form with two defeats in five games.

“The booking at the weekend was a silly one, because that was my first offence,” he added.

“I have to be careful now because I don’t want to miss any games. You still have to play your natural game, you can’t go off it because you’re scared about missing a game.

“When you’re picked to play, you know the risks and rewards that come with that.

“Whatever else happens is out of your control, you just need to take the rough with the smooth.

“I’m looking forward to playing Colchester, they’re doing well and I think it will be a tough game.

“We are ready for it, the group has been training hard all week, knowing what the task ahead is.

“We are going into the game with our heads high, our chests out and we are ready for battle.

“We want to come away with another three points.”