Brentford FC new-boy Adam Newton is pleading with Bees boss Andy Scott to use a 3-5-2 'wing-back' formation so that he can play in his favourite position.
Former West Ham trainee Newton became Scott's sixth summer signing when he joined from Peterborough United this week.
The 27-year-old St Kitts & Nevis international is comfortable at right-back or in midfield, but hopes Scott plays with wing-backs so he can have the best of both worlds.
He said: "I like to attack, so wing-back probably suits me best so I can get forward and get at people.
"That's where I've been most successful, and I played there when I was coming through the ranks at West Ham.
"But it all depends on what formation the gaffer plays."
Newton - who also had loan spells with Portsmouth, Notts County and Leyton Orient - took a pay cut to come to Griffin Park, and is champing at the bit to start playing first-team football again after being told he was surplus to requirements at London Road.
"I was in and out of the team at Peterborough last season, so this is a fresh challenge for me," he said.
"Leaving was sentimental, but at least I finished on a high by winning promotion."
The Bees fought off competition from Wycombe, Oxford and Rushden & Diamonds for Newton's signature, and the former England U21 international admits he's delighted to be back in the capital.
He added: "I'm glad to be back in London as my family live in Slough and Windsor. Hopefully being happy privately will transcend onto the pitch."
Newton also revealed there is slim chance of him missing Brentford games to turn out for St Kitts & Nevis.
Not only has he not played for his adopted country for some years, but they have already been eliminated from the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.
Newton was first called up by the Caribbean island, along with former Bee Callum Willock, for their 2004 World Cup qualifying campaign.