The 24-year-old was frequently deployed in defence under former boss Paolo Di Canio, but, after being returned to his usual role against Newcastle, is keen to stay there
The combative 24-year-old found himself employed as a makeshift left-back during Paolo Di Canio's short tenure at the Stadium of Light, though says it is far from his preferred position.
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"Midfield is my position. A lot of people have asked me where is my position, and it's obvious I'm not a left-back. I filled in there, but I've never been a left-back." Colback told the Sunderland Echo.
"I'm a midfielder and that's where I want to be, so hopefully I can get a run in the team there.
"The manager didn't even have to ask. He said he knew I wasn't a left-back, although I don't know whether that was a compliment or not!
"But he said I'm going to be playing midfield now and it's up to me to show I'm good enough in training and in games."
Sunderland's 2-1 victory over their arch-rivals was their first win in the top flight this season and moved them off the bottom of the Premier League table.