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Exclusive: Palmer believes Walker-Peters is happy playing left-back at Southampton

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Former Premier League Carlton Palmer believes that Southampton defender Kyle -Peters will have no problem playing at left-back. 

The 24-year-old is naturally a right-back but has featured at left-back on a number of occasions throughout his career.

Saints manager Ralph Hasenhuttl signed right-back Valentino Livramento from Chelsea for £5m during the summer, with the 18-year-old perhaps controversially starting the season ahead of one of last season’s standout players in -Peters, and playing all of the first six Premier League matches for Southampton, with Walker-Peters featuring in four of the opening six matches at left-back.

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Despite it not being his natural position, Palmer doesn’t believe -Peters will have a problem with Hasenhuttl’s decision to move him there.

The ex-Southampton player told This is Futbol: “I think he will be happy to be playing. I mean the side is down at the bottom of the league, I mean they’re outside of the three relegation spots, so as a player in that position and the manager is asking you to do a job, you just get on and do that job. So, I think he’ll just be happy to be playing right now.”

-Peters was a regular starter for Southampton last season, as he was in the Saints’ Premier League squad 31 times and was in the starting eleven 30 times, as well as starting four out of the five FA matches the club were involved in and playing in the Carabao Cup against Brentford.

Southampton finished 15th in the Premier League last term and after a summer of recruitment, which saw the club sign seven new players, you would imagine that Hasenhuttl will be hoping his side can gel quickly and improve on last season.

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