It's hardly the best time to be a full-back when you consider the plethora of top-quality wingers bombing up and down football pitches across the world.
With the mentality of a winger now seemingly evolved to incorporate an insatiable goal-lust to go with their gallons of creativity, it's enough to send defenders to an early grave. However, slowly but surely they are fighting back.
More after the break
As a former full-back himself, Norwich City boss Chris Hughton believes that the key is to give yourself a chance, while working with your teammates to limit service to the wide-man.
Here's Chris to explain...
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Hughton: Stopping a jet-heeled striker
Hughton: Stop the opposition's passing game
Hughton: Last 5 mins and you need a goal
Winning the ball off the target man
How to make the opposition play the long ball game
Countering a team that press high up the pitch