Full-backs: How to cover your centre-back

Don't let your centre-back go unprotected, thanks to this positional guide from former Ipswich and Scotland full-back George Burley

There's so much to do as a full-back – running the channels, putting in crosses, tracking the opposition's winger – that it's easy to let your centre-back go unprotected.

Don't let that happen. Every good centre-back needs his full-back to be aware of the game, of every attack, and of where he should be.

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Positioning is vital, to make sure you're not playing a man onside, but not giving them too much room either.

So in this video, former Ipswich Town and Scotland full-back George Burley explains how to cover your centre-back in all situations.

Also see:
Defending against a winger
How to stop a speed demon
Full-back: how to attack

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