Winger is a player's position within Hattrick. A winger can be placed left or right on the midfield of a team and he gives his contribute to ratings of Side and Central Attacks, Midfield and Side and Central Defence.
Defining what the primary skill of a winger is may be just a matter of points of view: it should obviously be Winger, but some managers will surely say Playmaking! Others are looking for Defending to play a him both as a Winger and as a Wing Back. And it's much better he has high Stamina to give a real help to Midfield ratings with High PM winger at low wage pressure.
The truth is that a winger's training (see below) must complete him in all Crossing, Playmaking, Defending skills and also add as much Passing as possible in his busy training schedule.
In a winger 4 levels of Passing are nearly equivalent to a level of Crossing.
Wingers main function is to provide your team with decent attack on the side where he is fielded. They also give a great contribution to midfield and defence as well.
|Winger normal (WN)||— must have good skills (playmaking, defending and wing).
34.9% of his Defending skill for Side Defence 20.1% of his Defending skill for Central Defence 45.5% of his Playmaking skill for Midfield 85.4% of his Winger skill for Side Attack 26.0% of his Passing skill for Side Attack 10.4% of his Passing for Central Attack
|Defensive winger (WD)||— increases defence, but lessens attack ratings.
61.0% of his Defending skill for Side Defence 26.4% of his Defending skill for Central Defence 30.0% of his Playmaking skill for Midfield 69.0% of his Winger skill for Side Attack 21.0% of his Passing skill for Side Attack 5.2% of his Passing skill for Central Attack
|Winger towards middle||(WTM) — increases midfield contribution, but lowers the offensive contribution.
28.4% of his Defending for Side Defence 24.4% of his Defending for Central Defence 57.4% of his Playmaking for Midfield 74.4% of his Winger for Side Attack 13.3% of his Passing for Side Attack 14.8% of his Passing for Central Attack
If you have winger with PM higher than wing, they are likely to always play this way.
|Offensive winger (WO)||— increases the offensive contribution, but with reduced defense contribution.
22.0% of his Defending for Side Defence 12.5% of his Defending for Central Defence 30.0% of his Playmaking for midfield 100% of his Winger for Side Attack 29.0% of his Passing for Side Attack 13.5% of his Passing for Central Attack
Wingers are an often overlooked position, but they are very ductile. There is also individual goal special events unique to wingers (Winger SE to Any Player or to Head Player).
You might want to have in your team at least one quick winger, which is a real SE machine, although all specialties have some value. Here is a ranking of specialties on Wingers:
- Quick winger — can create a frequent quick event (ending with an assist or direct shot), but he loses skills both in the rain and in the sun.
- Unpredictable winger — with high passing can create SE chances (Scores on His Own or Special Action).
- Head winger — improves chance of scoring on a set pieces.
- Technical winger — gains skills in the sun, but loses skills in the rain. He creates chances if an opposing defender is a head specialist (rare).
- Powerful winger — improves in the rain, but have negative effects in the sun.
Wingers can be trained in winger skill through Crossing (Winger) training or wing attacks training. Some may say that wingers are expensive, but they are the most complete players in a team and they require a longer training to be perfectly created. And they have relatively lower wage too, as multi-skilled player.
When it comes to a multi-skilled player like a winger, a strategic way to train them is essential. That's why someone says that crossing is not the right training for Newbies.
A good strategy is to buy trainees with high Playmaking. You can also field them twice a week (i.e., placing them as inner midfielder in league match and as winger in middle week match). Doing so, you can build a competitive team saving a little money and adding up experience that pays a dividend when selling a trainee.
If the team is strictly a CA team that is unconcerned with midfield, then it is perhaps not money worth spending. However if it is a team that looks to compete in midfield and have at least two attack fronts, it is a way to get more from x-3-x or x-4-x with-one-winger formations.