Date: 18th August 2017 at 10:05pm
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Teenage midfielder Scott Allardice was perfectly content to operate in central defence during the midweek Irn-Bru Cup victory against Cowdenbeath.

The holders secured a 2-0 success courtesy of a couple of second-half goals from striker Patrick N’Koyi – and with Allardice partnering experienced latest signing Paul Quinn at the back.

“I don’t mind playing there to be fair, it’s different from playing centre mid,” he told the Dundee Evening Telegraph. “You have more time on the ball but it’s a bit different when you’re doing the defensive side.

“You just need to clear your lines sometimes rather than try to play the ball out because you’ve not got someone behind you to cover if you lose it,” Allardice added. “I’ve played there a couple of times for the U/20s, not too often, but I enjoy it.”