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#69: Lewis Wing (Reading)

2024/04/04 14:50
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The 2023/24 season has been a tough one for Reading fans this season with anxieties surrounding the club's future and the threat of a second successive relegation.

However, there have been bright spots on the pitch, in particular the fact that the Royals have one of the best midfielders in League One in the shape of Lewis Wing.

The former Tesco employee and Sunday League footballer has had a remarkable rise to the Football League and the ex-Middlesbrough man is now loving life at Reading.

Wing is also one of those midfielders whose goals seem to be spectacular, more often than not. In fact, Wing has scored four of his seven league goals so far this season from outside the box, most recently in the Royals' 5-2 defeat at Bolton.

In League One, only Northampton's Marc Leonard (5 goals fr. outside the box) has been more lethal than Wing from long range this season, and if you go back over the past two seasons only Morgan Whittaker (10) has not more goals from outside the area than the Reading midfielder (9) across 'The 92'. 

But he's not just about scoring bangers, the 28-year-old has also got seven assists this season, putting him in the top 10 for third-tier players this year.

With news of a potential sale in the pipeline, there are flickers of hope for Reading on the horizon and Royals fans will hope Wing can help their fortunes soar next season.


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2024-04-04 15h03m by jreedmanbrst
As a football fan, I can't wait for the end of the 2023/24 Championship, League One and League Two campaigns! The promotion and relegation battles are making it so exciting to watch. Can't wait to see who will be the heroes and villains in the remaining games. @Playmaker, love your annual countdown of the EFL's best performers, even though it's always controversial. Just remember, it's all about the stats, not just the players' skills
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