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6 goals, 1 assist: The Middlesbrough star who needs consistency to justify Premier League interest

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Lewis Wing has certainly been attracting plenty of attention with his performances this term.

Since arriving at the club in the summer of 2017 the central midfielder has certainly got fans talking with his stunning ability to strike the ball from range and the skill to pull the strings in the middle of the park.

Reports from TeamTalk have suggested that Wing’s ability has attracted the interest of Brighton, Bournemouth and Southampton.

All three clubs put a real emphasis on possession play and the 24-year-old is certainly a player who would fit into a team of that ilk.

But whether he’s ready to make the step up to the top flight remains to be seen.

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This has arguably been Lewis Wing’s best season so far for Middlesbrough after putting in a number of very impressive performances for Jonathan Woodgate’s side.

But how good has the midfielder actually been?

We took to Wyscout to look at the key numbers behind the midfielder’s displays.

Jonathan Woodgate has looked to create a Middlesbrough team that is capable of domination play and putting on an entertaining display for supporters.

Lewis Wing is an integral part of this.

The midfielder has been a first team regular under Woodgate and is very much one of the first names on the team sheet in that three-man midfield that Middlesbrough have used so often this season.

31 appearances so far this term shows how key Lewis Wing is to the Teessiders but what’s more impressive are the numbers behind that.

Wing has scored six goals so far this term which is a decent tally for a central midfielder.

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His ability to strike a ball means that he’s always got a goal in his locker and you’d argue that Wing is actually capable of being a 10-15 goals per season midfielder.

As well as his goal record, Wing has contributed just one assist so far this term – a tally which should also be higher based on his quality on the ball.

Wing’s pass accuracy of 78.4% is pretty impressive, but where he’s really kicked on in with his defensive attributes.

The 24-year-old has won an average of 7.04 defensive duels per game so far this term, as well as achieving 4.39 interceptions per game this season.

The feeling is that while Lewis Wing’s numbers are decent, there’s still another level for the midfielder to reach in the Championship before he’d be considered as a viable option to play week in, week out at Premier League level.


North East-based EFL writer and aspiring author

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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