Reece Wabara can cause plenty of headaches for opposition forwards in his makeshift centre half role according to Paul Dickov.
The former Manchester City trainee moved into the middle of the defence on Tuesday night against Preston after Rob Jones was withdrawn with a neck injury.
And Dickov says he has plenty of confidence in Wabara to play in central defence if called upon.
“I know Reece can do that job and I trust him to do it,” Dickov told the Star.
“The one thing forwards don’t like when they’re up against centre halves is someone with pace.
“Reece has got that in abundance. He’s a good footballer was well who can start us out playing from the back.”
Dickov revealed Wabara has been joking about being shifted around so much from his usual right full back position during his time with Rovers.
He said: “Reece said it would be nice for him to play at right back at some point here.
“He had three games in his first spell and got moved to left back. And he’s had three games in this spell and now he’s gone to centre half.”
Wabara could find himself back in central defence against Colchester United tomorrow with Rob Jones’ fitness in doubt.
However fears over a reoccurrence of Jones’ neck injury have eased and Dickov expects his skipper to be back in contention for a start by Tuesday’s Capital One Cup clash at Watford at the latest.
Jamie McCombe has also returned to training after breaking his nose and suffering rib damage against York last week.