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Poole Town boss Killick sees versatile Brooks as a 10

Tom Killick believes Poole Town frontman Marvin Brooks has the talent to play many roles – including that of a holding midfielder. However, the Dolphins boss admits he is likely to utilise the former Royal Navy serviceman as a number 10 behind main striker Warren Bentley.

Brooks, who returned to the Black Gold Stadium last week following a brief stint at Salisbury, has operated in midfield, attack and even defence for Poole.

But with Killick keen to give his team muscle and steel in the final third, a frontline berth would appear Brooks's role in the immediate future.

Killick told the Daily Echo: "I think you can play Marvin as an out-and-out striker or just behind. He is a very good footballer and an athlete and he could even play as an orthodox holding midfielder if he wanted to, which he wouldn't!

"He's got all the attributes – he's powerful, athletic and very effective in terms of getting us from defence to attack.

"We want him to be in and around Warren but we see him as a forward who drops in when we lose the ball and tries to help us win it back. Then, when we get hold of possession, he pushes on again, pretty much like a number-10 role.

"We had lacked a little bit of power and physicality in attacking areas before Marvin rejoined us."

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