Forward toward wing

From Hattrick

This special position was introduced in the middle of global season 27 (somewhere at the end of October 2005). This forward contributes more to the side where he is playing "towards wing", whilst weakening his contribution to the central attack, and destroying his contribution to the opposite wing attack. It is a good method to boost your wing attacks, especially if you play with 3 forwards.


A team that is playing 3-4-3 or 4-3-3 could opt for a high-wing FTW because they are getting central attack already from 2 normal forwards, particularly if backed up by offensive inner midfielders.

They would be essentially moving their winger up to the FTW role and possibly using their winger slot for a Winger Toward Middle to boost their midfield.

The introduction of FTW gives forward trainers some options rather than just 3-4-3 AIM.

There are also valid options for using a formation with two forwards such as 4-4-2 or 3-5-2 and playing both forwards towards wing. This can be a good choice when facing a team with an exceptionally strong central defence