Moises Caicedo is relishing the chance to bring more of an attacking edge to his game.

The Albion star has been encouraged to get forward from midfield with Ecuador.

The role is being likened to that he played with Albion in the final eight games of the Premier League season.

Ecuador are preparing for the World Cup finals and probably need more attacking firepower.

The quest for more goals has been a main talking point during their recent friendly fixtures.

Caicedo scored once for Albion last season and also had chances against Leeds, West Ham and Wolves.

He managed six shots in his eight games, four of them on target, and memorably recorded an assist on his debut at Arsenal.

That freedom to stride forward has been noted back home.

Caicedo was asked about his Albion role when he spoke at a press conference ahead of the friendly versus Cape Verde in Florida.

It was put to him he was doing something similar now for La Tri.

Caicedo told reporters: “With Carlos (Gruezo, fellow midfielder) behind me I feel security to get forward. If (midfielder Jhegson) Mendez is there as well, it allows me attack more and be another striker.

“I know if I lose a ball, someone is backing me up.

“I am very happy with the central midfielders we have in the squad.

“I’m used to playing with three central midfielders.

“We are doing things well, getting better.”

Ecuador have scored seven goals in their last eight games and never more than one in a match in that time.

That would appear to suggest there is scope for Jeremy Sarmiento to add creativity as he returns to full match fitness.