Evans revelling in latest Portsmouth role

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GARETH EVANS is revelling in his new-found Pompey role. 

Despite being a right winger for the majority of his career, the vice-captain has been operating in the number 10 position for the Blues this season.

Gareth Evans.

Gareth Evans.

Evans has been a key player during Kenny Jackett's side’s early League One title charge. 

He’s scored three goals to date, with his form keeping the likes of Joe Mason and Louis Dennis out of the team. 

Evans has been a versatile player for Pompey since arriving in 2015. He spent the majority of the 2016-17 League Two title-winning campaign at right-back under Paul Cook. 

And the fans’ favourite is enjoying his latest remit playing just off the striker. 

Evans said: ‘It’s another different role – another different position!

‘I’m enjoying it. It’s difficult sometimes at home I suppose the way teams set up at times.

‘You’ve got to try other ways to get on the ball and get involved in the game and that’s something I’m becoming accustomed to.

‘I’m enjoying it and if I keep playing there I’ll score more goals and be involved in a few more goals.

‘I’m not even too sure how it came about. The manager played me there for a game or two, we got a couple of results and stayed there.  

‘It’s up to the manager in terms of the way he wants to play and his way or thinking but hopefully I’ll continue to play there.

‘There are not many positions I haven’t played in.

‘I’ve got left centre-half and goalkeeper left!’