Originally Posted by Cludgie
McCartney appeared for Sunderland as a centre back when he first broke into the team from the youths. That was his position and he was then converted to a full back later to fill a gap in our piss poor squad.
Absolute rubbish. He was always a left back in the youths and reserves, and played there for the first team until he spent most of the first season under McCarthy playing at centre back to fill a gap in our piss poor squad
. He then reverted to LB and has played there ever since.
It's akin to him being called a right back, because he played there once too.