With a number of the Dons’ squad confined to the treatment room and others under suspension, the former Norwich City youngster has found himself plugging all manner of holes lately.
Most at home wide on the right the Hackney-born 25-year-old has found himself on more central duties in the engine room, at right-back as in Saturday’s draw at Fleetwood and even left-back.
He hinted the last is a challenge he’d happily forego, but admits he’s generally content to accept the ‘utility’ man tag.
“Wherever the team needs me I am happy to do a job really,” he said.
"I feel comfortable playing right back, centre-mid and right-mid. Left-back is a bit of a tough ask sometimes because I’m on the wrong foot, but it is what it is. I’m happy to do a job for the team.”
With Jon Meades eligible to return after suspension and Sean Kelly back in consideration after injury, Francomb is likely to get his wish where left-back duties are concerned.
In fact, his sense is other absentees are also nearing a comeback, meaning Dons have the chance to be firing on all cylinders over the often season-defining Christmas period fast approaching.
“I think in a couple of weeks we will have everyone back,” he added.
“Darius (Charles) is getting there, Sean (Kelly) has come back today, Meadesy (Meades) and Baz (Barry Fuller) will be back from suspension and Barchy (Andy Barcham) isn’t too far off either, so going into the Christmas period we should be full strength.”