ANDONI Iraola says playing in central roles could be a good way for his array of wingers to get extra match minutes.

Cherries are blessed with a glut of talented wide options, the majority having to miss out on the starting XI each game.

Antoine Semenyo and Marcus Tavernier started on the wings in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Newcastle United, with Justin Kluivert being utilised in behind striker Dominic Solanke, in the absence of Philip Billing.

Luis Sinisterra and Dango Ouattara were then introduced off the bench, while David Brooks was an unused substitute.

Discussing the use of some of his wingers in central areas, boss Iraola told the Daily Echo: “We really have very good wingers.

“I think we can start thinking of putting them in more inside positions, where probably we don’t have so many options.

“But it is good that I have these chances to put Justin behind the striker, Sini in a different spot.

“Also Tav I think could help us, he has played there before I think for Middlesbrough, in the three in the middle. A different system, but I think he could be there.

“Brooksy has played as a number 10 also.

“So I think it opens another chance for the wingers to win some more minutes.”

Speaking ahead of the Newcastle game about the selection headache, Iraola said: “For me, the winger position is really a tough one for the manager, because I would say we have six very good wingers and it is always very difficult for me, because they are all available.

“But it is a position where it is very difficult for me to have six players happy. No, it is not very difficult, it is impossible.

“I will have two happy, two less happy because they play less minutes and two probably angry with me. But football has to be like this. It is a good problem to have.”