centre half

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centre half

, centre back
Soccer a defender who plays in the middle of the defence
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Michael |Morrison "We have got plenty of options in there, obviously what you can't foresee is Michael going down injured - and that just means we are probably looking now to bring another centre back into the building.
Mark McChrystal is out for two to three weeks so I'm hoping to have another centre back into Saturday.
Taylor became a regular in the midfield role after Ian Goodison and Mark McChrystal established a steady partnership at centre back after the turn of the year.
I'm hoping we will soon have another centre back in on top of that.
Rovers called in Brian Saah, the former Leyton Orient defender, to play centre back in the 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury - the final game of the pre-season programme.
But Lyons also has the option of switching Peadar Andrews to centre back and drafting in evergreen Paul Curran on the wing.
But Barnes believes first-year pro Taylor has the qualities to carve out a future at Prenton Park as a centre back.
Even though I think that Zak Witbread will be a superb player one day, we need a world class centre back to play alongside Jamie Carragher.
The 30-year-old centre back has joined City on a month's loan from Charlton and could play in Cardiff against Liverpool because of an injury to Darren Purse.
The 20-year-old defender saw himself as a centre back first and foremost when he began his temporary assignment from Stoke City two months ago.
Manager Brian Little is favouring the three centre back system once again and has all of his defenders available for selection.

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