Best FM 22 wide target forward players, preferred traits, and detailed guide. Our FM player role review series continues.
This one is pretty unorthodox winger role. Because it doesn’t require speed or dribbling. Instead, wide target forward role demands strength, jumping, heading, and bravery.
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FM wide target forward guide:
The wide target forward will be the main outlet for clearances and long balls from the back. Ideally positioned against a smaller and weaker full back, they will be asked to get hold of the ball and keep it before recycling it to a team-mate.
With a support duty, the wide target forward is best used for relocating a tall and powerful target to bully a smaller, weaker full-back, offering knockdowns and opportunities to on-rushing central players.
With an attack duty, the wide target forward will be the main focal point for the team and the outlet for the majority of their attacking play. Ideally positioned against a smaller and weaker full-back, they will be asked to receive the ball in attacking areas and make their presence felt to bring team-mates into play in the attacking third.
If your team is playing with more direct long passes, wide target forward role is great to have. Especially for teams who are playing in the wider area.
Player must be tall, strong, and brave for this role. Otherwise, cannot handle the long balls coming from team-mates. Player traits are important as well.
FM wide target forward role preferred traits:
- Plays with back to goal. *
- Moves into channels.
- Gets forward whenever possible.
- Looks for pass rather than attempting to score. (Support role.)
- Plays one-twos.
FM22 Best Wide Target Forward Players
Top class wide target forward players to sign in FM 22. Both starts and wonderkids included in this list.
- Marcus Thuram: Left, 23, Borussia M’gladbach.
- Joelinton: Left, 24, Newcastle.
- Ashley Barnes: Left, 31, Burnley.
- Gaëtan Laborde: Right, 27, Rennes.
- Yussuf Poulsen: Right, 27, RB Leipzig.
- Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting: Right / left, 32, FC Bayern.
- Noni Madueke: Right / left, 19, PSV.
- Armando Broja: Right / left, 19, Southampton.
- Isaac Tshibangu: Right / left, 18, Anderlecht.
- Janis Antiste: Right / left, 18, Spezia.