WITH Gareth Southgate facing a dilemma at right back, Karl Robinson finds himself in a similar situation with that position.

England boss Southgate has included Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker in his squad for the World Cup.

Southgate wasn’t able to call upon Chelsea’s Reece James due to injury, while there was a question mark over Walker’s fitness.

The Manchester City full back hasn’t played for more than a month, but is trusted by Southgate.

At the other end of the scale appears to be Alexander-Arnold, who has been under scrutiny this season due to the defensive side of his game, yet Southgate has included the Liverpool man, who is arguably the greatest attacking threat of the trio.

All three provide different options and qualities, but with the doubts over Alexander-Arnold and Walker, it seems Trippier is currently in pole position to start England’s opening game against Iran on November 21. 

Oxford United’s problem position at the moment also appears to be right back.

First choice Sam Long is out with a hamstring complaint, and against Fleetwood Town, Steve Seddon was given the nod.

However, his suspension meant Djavan Anderson dropped back from the wing to cover right back against Shrewsbury Town.

Anderson though could miss out this weekend due to a hand injury, with Seddon the obvious choice to come back in.

Seddon has done no harm when filling in at right back, even scoring United’s third goal at Bolton Wanderers.

He plays the full back position anyway, but is obviously playing on his weaker side.

If Robinson wants a right-footed player in that area of the pitch, John Mousinho and James Golding are the obvious candidates.

Moving to a back three may also appeal to Robinson, allowing somebody like James Henry to play as a wing back.

Whatever the case, the right side of defence should be the most interesting selection against Port Vale tomorrow afternoon.