"None of us were playing much football in lockdown so I focused on that area of my game. I knew it would be important for the gaffer and team"
Andre Dozzell says he has worked on adapting his game to suit playing as a deep-lying midfielder.
The 21-year-old, who is operating in a 'quarterback' role, has featured in every game for Town so far this season, and is enjoying the responsibilities that come with playing that position for Paul Lambert's side.
"I've been thinking a lot about my positioning and how I can be aggressive in terms of interceptions and winning the ball back," Andre, who recently became a father for the first time, said.
"It's an enjoyable role to play because you can see a lot happening in front of you, but there are defensive responsibilities when you play there.
"None of us were playing much football in lockdown so I focused on that area of my game. I knew it would be important for the gaffer and team, stepping up defensively, so I made it my priority.
"Most games I've been next to Bish [Teddy Bishop] and Nolo [Jon Nolan] and I think we've started well. No matter who plays in midfielder I expect there to be good chemistry, though."
See the full interview with Andre, who discusses the joys of parenthood, Blues' encouraging start to the campaign and expands on his role in the team, in this weekend's official matchday programme for the fixture with Rochdale.
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