Reo-Coker happy to fill in to help Villa push for Europe

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Nigel Reo-Coker is willing to be a jack of all trades to help Aston Villa's late push for a European spot. The midfielder admits to frustration over his failure to settle into one position following his £8m move from West Ham United last summer – he has played at right-back and in different roles in midfield – but said he is happy "to do a job for the team".

"Whether I am at right-back, a holding midfielder or in a more roaming role, I will do whatever is asked of me," Reo-Coker said. "It can be frustrating as I cannot always get consistency into my game. I have played a lot positions.

"It is slightly frustrating but I am happy to make sacrifices for the good of the team. It is a learning curve. We want to finish as high up the league as possible. We want to try and secure European football next season.

"We don't really take too much notice what the other teams around us are doing. We haven't spoken as a team about the situation in the league. We just have to try and concentrate on winning every game now until the end of the season. It is as simple as that."

Reo-Coker is as ambitious for himself as he is for Villa. He said: "I want to play at the highest level. I want to play in the Champions League and in the European Championships and, of course, I want to play in a World Cup. That is my dream."

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