A reader asked if I could write on the position of the roaming center midfielder. The roaming center midfielder position typically not a position that a person can say they play each and every game. It is a position that is only used in certain formations and to be played against certain teams. The player that plays this position is often a very skilled and offensive minded player.
Many wingers think their sole responsibility is to run up and down the field, take throw-ins, corner kicks and be fast. However, there is more to being a midfield winger than this. Depending on the formation your team plays you will have different duties.
4-4-2: in this formation the wingers’ main offensive responsibility is to provide through-balls to the forwards, cross the ball into the 18 yard box when in the attacking third of the field, attack defenders with the ball and a lot of runs off the ball to receive passes from your teammates, specifically center midfielders.