Playing as a target man: the essentials

Iain Dowie reveals the key elements of the target man's game

Fancy yourself as the next Didier Drogba, Gonzalo Higuain or Diego Milito? Then this is the page for you. 

A three-minute masterclass in the essentials of playing as a targetman, delivered by Iain Dowie, a man who played the role for the likes of Luton, West Ham, Southampton, QPR and Northern Ireland.

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"There are some fundamental things you've got to do," says Dowie. "Like secure possession, stretch the defence and make sure you get on the side of the pitch where the ball is."

But there are just as many things you shouldn't do. Watch the video to learn them all.

Also see:
Iain Dowie: Defending with 10 men
Iain Dowie: Building a good vocal unit
How to zonal mark from a corner
Positive mental attitude
Dealing with disappointment

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