How to play as a target man: A 5 point plan

From positional sense to losing your marker, former Premier League goal-getter Dion Dublin talks FFT through his target man guide

At 6ft 2in and built like a boxer, Dion Dublin was a battering ram capable of crashing through the most resilient of Premier League defences. His 111 Premier League goals underline that fact.

But there was a lot more to Dublin's game than goals. His tactical acumen enabled him to link play and adapt to different defensive setups.

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For the managers he played under the former Aston Villa striker was a model target man. Sharing his experience and knowledge of playing the position, Dublin has compiled a simple five point plan to playing as the lone frontman.

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Also see:
Dion Dublin: Defending from the front
Dion Dublin: Holding the ball up
Ten-minute targetman workout
Ibrahimovic: How to play as a target man
Playing as a target man: the essentials
Graham Taylor: playing the long ball
Don Goodman: Play off a target man
Dion Dublin: Score one-on-ones
Dion Dublin: Score from crosses

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