JAMIE Shillcock revealed there had been “quite a few chats” about his best position – but insists he is content to remain Warriors’ flexible friend.

The fly-half operated from his natural position as a replacement in two Premiership Rugby Cup before switching to full-back for a start at home to Exeter in October.

After that the 23-year-old wore 10 in matches against Enisei-STM and at home to Dragons but played full-back in appearances against Castres.

Shillcock’s four Premiership outings have all been in the last line of defence with fans convinced he has the talent to fill the boots of Chris Pennell in the long term, a vision perhaps backed by the recruitment of Wasps fly-half Billy Searle.

“I have had quite a few chats with quite a few people about this, where I should be playing and where I want to play,” said Shillcock.

“It is more about wherever I can play, that's my answer at the moment. Getting on to the pitch is key for me.

“We have Dunc(an Weir) and Jono (Lance) going well at fly-half and Pens (Chris Pennell) going well at full-back and SVB (Scott van Breda) and guys like that. If I can force my way into either 10 or 15, wherever it may be, I will try.

“I don’t particularly have a preference. It differs in the way I play, full-back is a bit more open and counter-attack based, there is a bit more running rugby whereas 10 is a bit more structured.

“There are two different sides to my game where I can try to implement what I can bring to the side.”

Asked how his conversations with director of rugby Alan Solomons have gone on the matter, Shillcock replied: “The chats have been quite generic, not just about where I play but how I can improve myself and what he wants from me at 10 or 15, making me the best player I can be.

“It is about him trying to get me involved and playing my best rugby.”

And far from being baffled by the shifts, Shillcock revealed his moves have aided his overall game.

“It is not too bad and it can help in different ways,” he added.

“If I am defending at full-back, I know where a 10 is going and what he is looking for so it can work quite well. It is the same when I am 10, knowing where the full-back is going to be.

“I don’t mind too much, I quite like the change.”

Following exits from European and domestic cup competitions, Warriors have had an enforced break from action which will be ended by a home Premiership clash with Bath at Sixways on Saturday, February 15 (3pm).