Riccardo Scimeca might be a reluctant full-back but says he would happily fill the role for the remainder of the campaign.
The former Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Leicester City utility player still classes himself ostensibly as a midfielder yet he is happy to bite the bullet and put the team before any personal glories as Albion embark on a relegation battle.
Scimeca acquitted himself with aplomb against Fulham and Newcastle on his recall and is likely to retain his shirt for the tricky match at West Ham United on Saturday.
Albion are acutely aware of the importance of the match as they are seven points adrift of Alan Pardew's promoted side but will have earmarked the east Londoners as a team that can sucked back into the relegation zone.
Scimeca is determined to play a major role in any revival.
"I had a chat with the gaffer in pre-season and he knows I'd like to play in midfield," Scimeca said.
"Throughout my career I have played in a variety of roles but I only really played as a full-back last season.
"I think Gary Megson saw me play one game there for Leicester and that was it! If the manager said I was going to play the next 27 Premiership games at right back, though, I would certainly settle for that.
"I want to play every game and on a personal level you would like to be settled in one position.
"It can be difficult if you are classed as a utility player but it isn't really about me and I will do whatever benefits the team."
Scimeca is adamant that Albion will not be left with a hangover at Upton Park after the 3-0 home defeat against Newcastle last Sunday when a brace by Michael Owen and a goal by Alan Shearer left Bryan Robson, the Albion manager, less than enamoured with his team's propensity for conceding gift goals.
However, Scimeca says Albion's squad deal with any problems 'in-house' and undertake regular dialogue to exchange, on occasions, frank points of view.
"The players had a really long chat about our performance after the game," he said.
"We let a lot of people down but a scoreline of 3-0 flattered them.
"We were unlucky not to score for a 25-minute spell after they took the lead but when you look at the papers it still says we lost. We have got a really good team spirit and are a close-knit squad."
Meanwhile, Scimeca's defensive partner Paul Robinson faces his own D-day when he attends his personal disciplinary hearing.
Robinson has been handed a three-match ban after being dismissed for violent conduct by Andy D'Urso in last week's Carling Cup tie at Fulham.
But Robinson faces a potential further twomatch ban after being charged with using foul and/or abusive language after his dismissal.
Dr John Evans will be representing Robinson at Football Association headquarters in Soho Square along with Albion striker Kevin Campbell, who will be called as a witness.