FRANK Nouble has given his verdict on returning to a wide attacking role for Colchester United.

The 27-year-old insists he doesn’t mind where he plays for the U's – as long as they are winning.

The powerful forward has switched back to a wide attacking role in the last two games, with Mikael Mandron leading the line following his return to the U’s starting line-up.

Nouble has played most of the season on the left or right flank but switched to a central position last month, after joint leading scorer Luke Norris was sidelined with an ankle injury.

He has admitted before that he prefers playing in the middle – but has stressed he is happy as long as he is playing in a successful Colchester side.

Nouble said: “At the end of the day, it’s the manager’s decision and I want to play where he tells me to play.

“I’ve played out wide here and scored a few goals, so I’m not complaining.

“On a personal note, I might have my own preferences but if works it works and as long as we’re winning, that’s all that matters.”

Nouble and right-back Ryan Jackson are the only two players in the Colchester squad to have started each of their opening 20 league matches.

The former West Ham United youngster has been an ever-present for the U’s in League Two, since joining them from their divisional rivals Newport County last summer.

“I’ve started every league game,” added Nouble, who has scored four times for Colchester so far, this season.

“The manager has shown a lot of faith in me and I think I’ve paid that back.

“As long as I keep doing what I’m doing and leading from my actions rather than speaking about it, then I’m sure I’ll get some more games.

“I signed for two years at Colchester and my goals are to have a good year and get the team as high as possible, either play-offs or hopefully automatic.”