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Meyler – I just love playing

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by Kate Morton

David happy to be involved.

Makeshift defender David Meyler has revealed he doesn't care where he plays on the pitch as long as he gets to pull on a Sunderland shirt. 

The 23 year-old made his first start of the season in the unfamiliar role of central defence against MK Dons, with injuries to Carlos Cuellar and Wes Brown and with John O’Shea and Titus Bramble sitting out of the midweek away trip. 

I’ll play right-back, centre-back, centre midfield, up front or in goal – as long as I get the opportunity to play.

- David Meyler

Following the Capital One Cup win over the League One side, Meyler revealed he jumped at the chance to be involved in the clash and had no qualms about stepping in for his absent team mates. 

“Anybody who knows me knows I'm just happy to be playing – I’ll play right-back, centre-back, centre midfield, up front or in goal – as long as I get the opportunity to play,” Meyler quipped.

“Sunderland is a massive club and I just love the chance to play whenever and wherever I can.”

Meyler lined up alongside stand-in right-back Craig Gardner, the returning Matt Kilgallon and Danny Rose and was pleased with their performance.

“Keiren Westwood organised the lads very well and Gardner and Rose were really good too. We all worked together and dug in.”

Meyler added: “I thought I did alright. It was a tough game and MK Dons played well, so we were delighted to get the win and stay in the competition.

“Myself and Gardner aren’t defenders so it was good to have someone as experienced as Keiren to guide us through the game. “