ON-LOAN Arsenal defender Stefan O’Connor is happy to keep filling York City’s problematic right-back position.

O’Connor played in the role during last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers, having made his City debut at centre half during the previous weekend’s 5-1 home thrashing against Accrington.

The Croydon-born, 18-year-old has predominantly played in the heart of defence for Arsenal’s under-21 team although he did make his Gunners first-team debut at right back as a substitute in the Champions League against Galatasaray.

City boss Jackie McNamara has been critical of Eddie Nolan and Marvin McCoy’s right-back displays since coming to the club and, with the pair currently out injured anyway, O’Connor looks set to get a second shot at proving his worth there during this afternoon’s home match with Morecambe.

On that prospect, the former England under-17 international said: “My preferred position is centre half but I accept the manager can't really play both me and Will (Boyle) there as we've got no experience.

“Right back can be more fun too in terms of going forward and getting involved in the game more. It requires a bit more fitness, but I enjoy it.”