Tammy Abraham was asked before Aston Villa’s 1-0 defeat to QPR on Friday, (Sky Sports Football, 19:15), where he felt his best position on the pitch was.
One of the great challenges young players such as Abraham face, when they don’t play every week and are shunted around from club to club is finding a role in a team and learning their trade in it.
Even so, Abraham might have raised a few eyebrows when he said that he prefers to play as a left-winger, having already scored once for Villa from that wide role.
When he was last in the Championship, back in 2016/17 with Bristol City, Abraham set the division alright and his goalscoring return was only bettered by Chris Wood.
That shows how good he can be at this level, in that central position. He could arguably be deemed the best centre forward in this league, perhaps with Neil Maupay for company, if he hits form in that central area.
That would give Dean Smith a real boost in his quest to move his boyhood club up the league, but obviously it would move Abraham away from the position he prefers more.