centre half


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centre half

, centre back
Soccer a defender who plays in the middle of the defence
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Kompany's injury could possibly see him ruled out for the first Manchester derby of the season on September 22, but his manager will have more immediate concerns given the dearth of options he has at centre half.
Wilson said: "I played a few games at centre half - my first few games for Dundee United - when I was 17 or 18.
He attacks the ball and defends and tackles and gets it and passes it like a centre half should do.
The Bluebirds need to flesh out their centre half options with only Darren Purse, Glenn Loovens and Neil Cox as recognised options in that position, although Chris Barker and Rhys Weston have previously played at centre half at their former clubs.
Wigan also fielded experience at the back with a centre half pairing of Brazilian Emerson Thome and former Everton defender Matt Jackson.
It was the completion of his day job, though, that gave Patterson the most pleasure, and he said: "Keeping a clean sheet means an awful lot more to me being a centre half.
AFTER Wednesday's performance against Blackburn, it is time to restore Steven Taylor back to centre half.
Ramage said: "I am as happy at right-back as centre half because I have played there for 15 games.
It is a minor tear, but the Nigerian centre half will not be able to play until January at the earliest.
George Mason was a tower of strength at centre half but was kept out of the England team by Stan Cullis of Wolverhampton Wanderers, but in 1942 George was capped at centre half for the international against Wales, playing alongside Tommy Lawton and Sir Stanley Matthews.
If another centre half goes down then we are a little bit bare.
And the centre half (pictured) has not even made the final 16 for United's last two games following the successful return to action of Stephen Carr, with Newcastle's versatile defender Aaron Hughes the only defender to make the bench.

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