TOWN’S ‘Mr Versatile’ Ellis Iandolo has earned the plaudits of his manager, who admits the next task is to try and pinpoint the 20-year-old’s best position within the team.

Having largely been confined to bench or Checkatrade Trophy duty for most of the campaign, Iandolo has started three of the past four games since making a brief 11-minute appearance in the 3-2 League Two defeat at Grimsby in mid-November.

Iandolo, who made five league starts for Town last season, has seen his position fluctuate from behind the frontmen to stints on both the left side of midfield and defence, but David Flitcroft says work is ongoing to find his most natural fit.

“Ellis is very diverse,’’ said Flitcroft. “He is a player who has played as a number 10, on the left wing, an attacking midfielder and against Forest Green Rovers as a wing back.

“It’s about pinning him down to a position. We can’t have projects, it is very difficult to have them when you are going for promotion.

“We are working on it daily with Ellis to find him a position in the team where he can be effective. So he has done great to this point and he is a player I do enjoy working with.”

Another player that Flitcroft is familiar with is Crewe attacker Chris Dagnall, who will come up against his former Barnsley boss at Gresty Road tomorrow.

Flitcroft watched the Railwaymen’s 3-0 win over Crawley Town last Saturday - their first for four matches - in which Dagnall netted twice and the Town chief added: “I worked with him when he was young and when we watched him he is still as enthusiastic and as driven as ever.

“He is a player that, when I was at Barnsley, he scored two against Leeds to cement the job, so what he has done for me personally, I’ll never forget and I’m appreciative of.

“However, come Saturday he is part of a Crewe team who we are we desperately want to beat and we are going there with that mentality to overturn this run of form.

“With the game (against Colchester) on Friday it gave us the opportunity to go up there (Crewe) on Saturday to watch them live and they still play the Crewe way, “They still have a young side and a young dimension to the team. Daggers is one of the senior players now.’’