Michael Harriman enjoyed the chance to play further forward in Gillingham’s defeat by Oldham.
The on-loan QPR defender, who has just signed a year’s contract extension at Loftus Road, was moved from right-back to right-midfield for Saturday’s match at Priestfield.
He played in front of fellow loanee Elliott Hewitt and also spent time out on the left during a first-half experiment that saw him switch flanks with Chris Whelpdale.
Harriman said: “It’s always nice to be able to adapt your game and play in different positions.
“It’s always a learning experience for me, which is good, and that’s why I’m here.
“I’m trying to get better and learn so every position I play is going to be a learning experience. I enjoyed it.”
It was Harriman’s first match back from international duty having played in the Republic of Ireland under-21s’ goalless draw in Montengro last Tuesday.
And the youngster added: “Everybody loves to play for their national side. It’s been a fantastic experience to go to these different countries and see how they play football over there.
“Playing for your national team is an honour and I enjoy every moment of it.”
Harriman’s Priestfield loan runs out in January and he’s made no secret of his desire to stay until the end of the season.
He expects that to happen even though he’s extended his deal with QPR.
He said: “I signed a year extension at QPR which will keep me there until the end of next season.
“It’s good to get that out the way so I can just go and enjoy my football now. Hopefully, I’ll still be here. I’ve enjoyed my time here and I’m not looking to go anywhere at the moment.