Joe Newell reacts to Hibs left-back role as midfielder admits he was unaware of Lee Johnson's plan
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The Easter Road boss had hinted that he could utilise the 29-year-old in defence when he spoke after the 5-0 victory over Clyde.
"I was considering playing Joe at left-back in a couple of these games just to have a look.
"He's another good player who you want to try and have in your starting XI and that's the good thing: when you've got 16, 17 good players who you want to start, it means they're doing something right."
Newell moved to the back four to replace starting left-back Lewis Stevenson who made way for midfielder Nohan Kenneh for the final quarter-hour of the match.
"The gaffer didn't tell me about that, I didn't know until someone sent me the article at the weekend,” Newell said afterwards.
"Listen, I see myself as a midfielder but I'll play anywhere.
"I've played left-back loads of times before, I've played wingback, and obviously I filled in at left-back the last 15 minutes tonight.
"If the gaffer wants me to play in goals I'll go in goals – it's one of those situations where you'll do anything to help the team."